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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 :-

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

2017- Leading the Team GB in the 2017 Grindelwald World Snow
Sculpture Competition.
Won 2nd prize for Peoples Vote.

2017- Back to Kiruna Sweden for the snow sculpture competition.

Price Range of Work

Christine Close's work has a price range from £150 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 (14)
Interior, Indoors, Inside Sculpture (10)
Dogs Sculpture (9)
Garden Or Yard / Outside and Outdoor Sculptures (9)
Domestic Animal Sculpture (8)
Pet and Animal Portrait Custom or Bespoke or Commission Commemorative or Memoriaql sculpture statue (8)
Hares and Rabbits Sculptures (8)
Humorous Witty Amusing Lighthearted Fun Jolly Whimsical Sculptures Statues statuettes figurines (8)
Predators Carnivores Hunters Flesh Eaters Sculptures Statues statuettes carvings (6)
Bears Sculptures (6)
Arctic and Antarctic Animals Birds and Fish sculpture (6)
Field Sports, Game Birds and Game Animals Sculptures (5)
Animal Memento happy Reminder sculpture statue statuette (5)
Dogs Hounds Bitches Puppies Sporting and Racing (5)
Tabletop Desktop Small Indoor Statuettes Figurines Sculptures (5)
Small Animal Sculptures (5)
Endangered Animal Species Sculptures (4)
Marine Maritime Water Sea sculpture statue statuette (4)
Farm Yard Sculptures (4)
Garden Bird and Animal Sculptures (4)
Young Animal Bird, Reptile or Amphibian and possibly Insects Statues (3)
Torsos Chests Females / Women / Girls / Damsels Sculptures Statues statuary (3)
Females Women Girls Ladies Sculptures Statues statuettes figurines (3)
Commission and Custom and Bespoke sculpture Statues (3)
Animals and Birds in Repose Resting Sleeping Lying (2)
Aquatic Sculptures Fish / Shells / Sharks / Seals / Corals / Seaweed (2)
Nudes, Female Sculptures (2)
Indoor Inside Interior Abstract Contemporary Modern Sculpture / statue / statuette / figurine (2)
Torsos Sculptures or Chests of Men and Women Females Girls Children Statues statuery statuettes (2)
Dolphins, Whales, Porpoises, Seals, Sculptures (2)
Animal Birds Fish Busts or Heads or Masks or Trophies For Sale or Commission (2)
Horse Sculpture / Equines Race Horses Pack HorseCart Horses Plough Horsess (2)
Dogs Wild, Foxes, Wolves, Sculptures / Statues (2)
American Animal Bird Reptile and Fish Sculptures, Statues, statuettes, figurines (2)
Glass or Acrylic Transparant Sculptures (2)
European Animals Birds Reptiles Sculptures Statues statuettes
Animal Abstract Contemporary Modern Stylised Minimalist Sculptures
African Animal and Wildlife Sculptures
Recycled Materials / Objets trouvees or Upcycle sculpture Statues statuettes
Wall Mounted or Wall Hanging sculpture
Water Birds / Water Fowl / Seabirds / Waders
Human Figurative Sculptures
Objects of desire Sculptures
Cats Wild and Big Cats Sculpture
Sea Birds Seagulls Sea Eagles Albatrosses Gannets etc. Sculptures
Horses Outdoors, Outside, Life Size, Big, Large, Huge Sculptures Statues memorials commissions custom made
Horses Abstract / Semi Abstract / Stylised / Contemporary / Modern Statues Sculptures statuettes
Horse Head or Bust or Mask or Portrait sculpture statuettes statue figurines
Pool, Pond, Lake Stream or River Water Feature
Animals in General Sculptures Statues
Celebrity and Star Sculptures
Aspirational / Inspirational Sculptures or Statues
Animals and Humans Sculptures, Statues and Statuettes
Friendship Friends chummyness Amicability Camaraderie Cordility Kindred Spirit
Chickens Hens Poultry Cocks Cockerels Roosters Chicks Turkeys Farmyard Fowl Domestic Ducks and Geese
Love / Affection Sculpture
Penguins Puffins Auks Sculptures
Young Animals including Cubs Calfs Kittens Foals Yearlings Lambs Fawns Pupies Pups Joeys Young sculpture Statues statuettes
Animals and Birds at Play Sculptures Statues
Flock of Birds sculpture statue statuette
Commemoratives and Memorials Sculptures
Painted Coloured Tinted Patinated Enamelled Sculptures Statues statuettes
Figurative Abstract Modern or Contemporary Sculptures Statues statuary statuettes figurines
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