Most people, if you’re lucky enough to have a garden, love making this space a nice place to look at or just sit in. I’m lucky enough to have a beautiful view out of our living room, of green fields and a few sprinklings of sheep. On occasion, when I’m not working, I like to spend time in the garden, making it look nice for me and the family.
You might think I have all my sculptures in my garden, but as an artist, I try not to have lots of my work at home, I’d quite honestly find it too distracting! My wife, however, loves to have some of my sculptures dotted around the home and in the garden. She feels that it enhances the space, and the shiny stainless steel, against a backdrop of green grass or wood, really makes it pop. Not only is it nice to look at, but it also breaks up an area.
Choosing to have sculptures or artwork in your garden can be a very personal thing. Unlike planting just flowers, you have the opportunity to show off some of your own personality, through your very own garden sculpture.
That’s what I love about this job, everyone usually has slightly different ideas from the next. I’ve had a client commission a full-scale leaping horse sculpture, placed at the bottom of their beautiful gardens. Making sure they can see it from a certain angle in the house. There’s been a velociraptor poking out of the bushes next to a swimming pool. The simple, yet beautiful dragonfly resting on the wooden fence panels. The most popular of all is the crocodile garden sculpture, lazing by the pool. Possibly one of my favorites.
Whatever your taste, it’s certainly a fun journey to discovering what suits you, and your garden. With spring around the corner, it’s the time of year when it won’t be long before the green buds will start showing, the days get longer and lighter. You might be thinking of landscaping your garden. Or just planting a few bulbs. Whichever it may be, have a thought about what might enhance that space. Surely a stainless-steel hare or pig sculpture would be perfect?!….
If you would like to see some of my garden sculptures in person, then please visit the wonderful Chewton Glen Hotel. My sculptures can be seen in their amazing kitchen garden. And while you’re there, I hear their afternoon tea is amazing!
If you are interested in any of my garden sculptures, just get in touch via the contact form, or phone, and either Jenny or I will be delighted to help.