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Eve Shepherd

Eve Shepherd

Brighton, UK

Website: eveshepherd.com
Twitter: uksculpture

Art Medium: portraits, sculpture, ceramics


Biography

This year Eve celebrates her 22nd year as a professional figurative sculptor. Eve started her career as a sculptor aged just 17, working as an apprentice to established animal sculptor Anthony Bennett. Bennett quickly recognized Eve’s natural ability with clay and the human form and after only 4 short months handed her over to a large international sculpture company based in York. In this creative environment Eve learned both speed and precision and her gift flourished.  Like the masters of yester-year Eve’s natural artistic ability developed on the job and laid down firm foundations for the freedom of expression and willingness to take artistic liberties that we see in her work today.

Eve soon built a shining reputation for her accurate and emotionally filled work and while still in her early 20’s she was heading teams of sculptors creating commissions in countries as far afield as Singapore, Aswan, Israel, Croatia, to name but a few.
Eve natural thirst for knowledge and passionate love for the art form led her to Chelsea College of Art and Design, the university having had strong connections with other great sculptors such as Moore and Hepworth. Hungry to discover her own artistic voice, this decision marked the start of many productive and explorative years fraught with turmoil and financial insecurity.

During this time Eve worked on a number of highly prestigious commissions, one of which was a portrait of Professor Stephen Hawking for Cambridge University and the African Institute of Mathematical Sciences based in Cape Town.

Over the years Eve has shown great loyalty and devotion to developing the art form and to creating the unique and recognizable style of sculpture she continues to produce today. Her work is held in collections internationally and her fine art reputation gathering a speedy momentum, with arts connoisseurs and enthusiasts.

Statement about the Sculpture

Once an ancient art-form in it’s own right and now almost obsolete; the traditional sculptors terracotta/ bronze maquette.

Many years ago Eve was inspired by, and fell in love with, the old masters original fired-clay sketches. Marrying classical techniques, with contemporary subject matter, her work appears ageless, and unique. Combining therianthropic forms, infused with potent emotion, her pieces have a profound impact on those who can read the art-form.

Compared to Rodin, Donatello, Claudel and Bacon, her uniquely expressive work is exhibited and collected internationally.
Working primarily in ceramic and bronze, on scales ranging from miniature to monumental.

Eve-Shepherd-1Silent-circle2

Silent Circle
Slate and Marble Resin
Edition of 7
45 x 60 x 60 cm
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Eve-Shepherd-2Alone2, figurative sculpture nude woman marble resin

Alone
Marble resin
Edition of 50
15 x 17 x 10 cm
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Eve-Shepherd-3Face-Off figurative sculpture men

Face Off
Bronze with a white patination
Edition of 7
90 x 60 x 40 cm
.

Eve-Shepherd-4Angel-Minotaur figurative sculpture men angel minataur

Angel and the Minotaur
Bronze
Edition of 7
74 x 27 x 30 cm
.

Eve-Shepherd-5hen-party2

Hen Party
Terracotta
Unique
40 x 35 x 45 cm
.

Eve-Shepherd-6Blood-Brothers2

Blood Brothers
Bronze
Edition of 7
34 x 20 x 20 cm
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.Eve-Shepherd-7Carmen

Carmen
Bronze commission
1.25 Life size

 

Eve-Shepherd-8Stephen-Hawking portrait sculpture Stephen Hawking
Professor Stephen Hawking
Commission for Cambridge University and AIMS Cape Town
0.50 Life size


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