I am passionately interested in the muscular form, movement,and power of the animals that I model. I aim to catch their vitality, nature and personality without compromising the anatomical integrity of the sculpture. Carol Orwin
Carol learned her life modelling and practical sculpture skills at Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College (then High Wycombe College of Technology and Art). She moved to Lancaster to further develop her talents while preparing a portfolio.
On the basis of these achievements St Martin's School of Art accepted her from 1972 to 1973 to study under Sir Anthony Caro and Phillip King on the Advanced Post Graduate Sculpture course.
She then worked from a studio at the Barbican, London from 1974 to 1977, working with the materials and metals she had been taught to use whilst at St Martins. She then moved to Guildford to build her own studio.
During this period she focused on her skills as an Animalier developing her passion for interpreting the mood and movements of her animal subjects and portraying their musculature with anatomical precision.
Her research is meticulous, her observation acute and her modelling skills direct and vibrant. Her mastery of the casting process enables her to retain complete control over the finished sculptures including surface finish and patination.
Carol has her work in collections in France, Israel, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, America, Canada, Holland, Denmark and Sweden.
She passes on her skills through teaching and has taught Sculpture in Adult Education Centres since 1973. Next artist