Celebrating our first birthday and summer with guest artist Michael Glasspool.
Michael Glasspool has always carved, but since taking early retirement from a career in medicine he has been able to work full-time on his sculpture. He is a self-taught sculptor and painter and as such is not bound by the constraints of a formal art education.
Ideas for his work come from his worldwide travels, his interest in nature and from the art of ancient civilisations.
He models in wax, clay or plaster producing a detailed representation of the subject. On the basis that â€œless is moreâ€ the model is then pared back until only the essence remains. Some distortion away from reality may occur in order to achieve the right balance between line and form.
He has been a finalist in the David Shepherd Foundation International Wildlife competition in 2014 and 2015 with the sculptures shown at the Mall Gallery.