Carolyn Simpson ARSMA
I aim to achieve a sculpture that reflects the fluidity and movement of the subject rather than necessarily an accurate and realistic depiction. Consequently my work is therefore slightly stylised and simplified. I use exaggeration of line to depict and emphasise flow and movement.
I am primarily self taught and my main medium is soapstone, a soft but very dense and heavy stone available in an extensive and subtle range of colours. My pieces are generally inspired by nature, I have a particular fascination with birds with their infinite variety and flowing movement. I work on a domestic scale, my sculptures intended to be observed and enjoyed in proximity within the home, and in some cases the garden.
I live in London and started my sculpting relatively late, having been inspired on an art holiday which included Alabaster carving....... I was immediately hooked. In 2016 one of my early works, “Flight” won a Highly Commended prize in the Macclesfield Open Exhibition. Encouraged by the positive feedback, I have continued to sculpt ever since.
Royal Society of British Artists 2015, 2019, 2021
Society of Wildlife Artists 2015, 2016
Royal Society of Marine Artists 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Stockport Open Exhibition 2016, 2017, 2019
Macclesfield Open Exhibition 2016, 2020