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Christine Close

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Sculptor Christine Close
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About Christine Close

Christine Close is a figurative artist who specialises in the animal and human form.With a university background in zoology and animal behaviour she spends many hours observing and photographing animals in order to capture that special pose or moment in time. Her work is initially modelled in clay and then cast in foundry bronze, resins and recycled glass. All sculptures are in limited editions.

Exhibition History of Christine Close

Christine Close has exhibited consistently over the years in both London and the provinces.

Exhibited 2009:-

Borde Hill Gardens
Society of Women Artists
Mall Gallery, London
National Exhibition of Wildlife Artists
Affordable Art Fair, London
Polesden Lacey Gardens
Affordable Art Fair, Bristol
The Biscuit Factory, Newcastle
Teignmouth RECYCLE Sculpture Trail
RHS Wisley.

other exhibition venues:
Royal Society of Marine Artists
Society of British Artists
Royal Savil Gardens
Beauleigh Gardens
Great Art Fair
Borde Hill Gardens
Shrewsbury Museum

Artist Statement of Christine Close

"I have been greatly influenced by the animaliers of the early 20th century such as Bugatti and Francois Pompon. I strive to capture the essence of the animal to portray it`s character in the chosen pose. I love to experiment with new materials and sculpt female torsos using recycled car windscreens thus transforming something uniquely hard and masculine into a soft and sensuous form."

Awards and Prizes of Christine Close

Christine Close`s Awards
BRONZE AGE FOUNDRY SCULPTURE AWARD 2009.

Acquisitions / Collections of work by Christine Close

Sumatran Tiger, London Zoo
Buster the late dog, Battersea Dogs Home

Public Works of Christine Close

2013- Icehotel,Kiruna, Sweden
Designed and hand built an Art Suite for the Icehotel made completely from snow and ice.

2016- Christine has been chosen to represent GB in the 2016 Grindelwald World Snow Sculpture Festival

Price Range of Work

Christine Close's work has a price range from £125 to £3,250

Mediums utilised

Christine Close's work is found in the following materials:

Artwork Categorised

Christine Close's work is found in the following categories on site:
Wild Animals and Wild Life Sculptures (16)
Pet and Animal Portrait Custom or Bespoke or Commission Commemorative or Memoriaql sculpture statue (11)
Interior, Indoors, Inside Sculpture (10)
Dogs Sculpture (9)
Domestic Animal Sculpture (8)
Hares and Rabbits Sculptures (8)
Garden Or Yard / Outside and Outdoor Sculptures (7)
Humorous Witty Amusing Lighthearted Fun Jolly Whimsical Sculptures Statues statuettes figurines (7)
Small Animal Sculptures (6)
Bears Sculptures (6)
Predators Carnivores Hunters Flesh Eaters Sculptures Statues statuettes carvings (5)
Dogs Hounds Bitches Puppies Sporting and Racing (5)
Tabletop Desktop Small Indoor Statuettes Figurines Sculptures (5)
Arctic and Antarctic Animals Birds and Fish sculpture (5)
Field Sports, Game Birds and Game Animals Sculptures (5)
American Animal Bird Reptile and Fish Sculptures, Statues, statuettes, figurines (4)
Farm Yard Sculptures (4)
Endangered Animal Species Sculptures (4)
Garden Bird and Animal Sculptures (4)
Torsos Chests Females / Women / Girls / Damsels Sculptures Statues statuary (3)
Young Animal Bird, Reptile or Amphibian and possibly Insects Statues (3)
Females Women Girls Ladies Sculptures Statues statuettes figurines (3)
Commission and Custom and Bespoke sculpture Statues (3)
Marine Maritime Water Sea sculpture statue statuette (2)
Commemoratives and Memorials Sculptures (2)
Aquatic Sculptures Fish / Shells / Sharks / Seals / Corals / Seaweed (2)
Torsos Sculptures or Chests of Men and Women Females Girls Children Statues statuery statuettes (2)
Horse Sculpture / Equines Race Horses Pack HorseCart Horses Plough Horsess (2)
Dogs Wild, Foxes, Wolves, Sculptures / Statues (2)
Glass or Acrylic Transparant Sculptures (2)
Animal Birds Fish Busts or Heads or Masks or Trophies For Sale or Commission (2)
Dolphins, Whales, Porpoises, Seals, Sculptures (2)
Human Figurative Sculptures (2)
Animals in General Sculptures Statues (2)
Indoor Inside Interior Abstract Contemporary Modern Sculpture / statue / statuette / figurine (2)
Nudes, Female Sculptures (2)
Wall Mounted or Wall Hanging sculpture
Penguins Puffins Auks Sculptures
Young Animals including Cubs Calfs Kittens Foals Yearlings Lambs Fawns Pupies Pups Joeys Young sculpture Statues statuettes
Cats Wild and Big Cats Sculpture
Animal Abstract Contemporary Modern Stylised Minimalist Sculptures
Objects of desire Sculptures
Recycled Materials / Objets trouvees or Upcycle sculpture Statues statuettes
Friendship Friends chummyness Amicability Camaraderie Cordility Kindred Spirit
Aspirational / Inspirational Sculptures or Statues
Pool, Pond, Lake Stream or River Water Feature
Horses Outdoors, Outside, Life Size, Big, Large, Huge Sculptures Statues memorials commissions custom made
Celebrity and Star Sculptures
Animals and Humans Sculptures, Statues and Statuettes
African Animal and Wildlife Sculptures
Water Birds / Water Fowl / Seabirds / Waders
Figurative Abstract Modern or Contemporary Sculptures Statues statuary statuettes figurines
Horses Small, for Indoors and Inside Display Statues statuettes Sculptures figurines commissions commemoratives
Horses Abstract / Semi Abstract / Stylised / Contemporary / Modern Statues Sculptures statuettes
Animals and Birds at Play Sculptures Statues
Love / Affection Sculpture
Sea Birds Seagulls Sea Eagles Albatrosses Gannets etc. Sculptures
Flock of Birds sculpture statue statuette
Painted Coloured Tinted Patinated Enamelled Sculptures Statues statuettes
Small / Little Figurative sculpture / statuette / statuary / ornament / figurine
Horse Head or Bust or Mask or Portrait sculpture statuettes statue figurines
Chickens Hens Poultry Cocks Cockerels Roosters Chicks Turkeys Farmyard Fowl Domestic Ducks and Geese
Animals and Birds in Repose Resting Sleeping Lying
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Dear Peter,
Enclosed is photo of my lovely fox, placed into an area which I`m developing as a small bluebell and white birch woodland. I`m absolutely delighted with the sculpture!
Would you please pass a copy on to Tessa (Hayward), with my thanks and very best wishes.
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