That’s me in the middle.

Sculptor living on top of a hill with a succession of terriers (the latest of which is very friendly!) Was offered a place at Winchester School of Art after O’ Levels but instead went to read Philosophy at university,

I never stopped painting in watercolours but I took up life drawing again at Bath Artists Studios in 2007 – hardly missed a week since. As it’s mostly about line and form and discipline, the transition to sculpture in 2014 was a logical step. Started out working in stone, ruined my joints through hard work; now working in wax and casting in bronze with the Talos foundry in Hampshire.

I’m currently working on a series of heads named as a response to Hill Forts and Earthworks that I’ve known over the decades, each one identified by a six figure grid reference – pure and simple, after reading a collection of essays on myth and ‘celtic identity’ and realising how much of what we think we see now was the invention of subsequent generations

My sculptural influences are Laurence Edwards, Victoria Atkinson, Brian Taylor, Sharon Griffin, Vittorio Iavazzo and Grzegorz Gwiazda

The ‘Zoom sessions’ represents over a year of drawing Ruth, one of my favourite models via zoom during ‘Lockdown’.

Exhibitions

2021: Bath Society of Artists, Open Exhibition (2 pieces).

2020: Cotswold Sculptors Association, Creating Spaces.

2019: Bath Society of Artists, Summer Open Exhibition.

2019: Cotswold Sculptors Association, Creating Spaces.

2017: Bath Society of Artists, Summer Open Exhibition.

2016: Black Swan Arts, Open Exhibition.

2015: 2nd prize, Freshford and district Horticultural Show.

2009: BAS drawing class exhibition.

Say hello!

You can find me on Instagram: nigel_parkes

or

Use the form below to contact me (Don’t worry your details aren’t published on the page, you don’t need a website and I’m not going to spam you):

I’m open to commissions and every picture/sculpture is for sale.

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