Belinda Sillars


Belinda Sillars

Drawing, Sculpture

I have always been interested in drawing animals, having been surrounded by them while growing up in rural Suffock, England. When beginning a new work, I am especially interested in capturing the time, look, character, and spirit of the subject.

A technique I have developed in coloring my bronzes – known as patination – has enabled me to tackle challenging and complex images, from a small trophy commissioned for The World Racing Championships to life-size garden statuary. It has also become my unique signature.

In early 2000, I moved to Virginia and now split my time between England and the United States. Wherever I go, my family of animals accompanies me, providing continual inspiration.

In England and elsewhere in Europe, I am known for my equestrian and animal sculpture, as my work has been widely exhibited in Great Britain, including a solo exhibition in Bond Street, London.

Typically, I work on commission and was privileged to undertake two private commissions from Her Majesty the Queen for herself, and was also commissioned by Her Majesty’s Equerry, Sir John Miller.  Many of my pieces are used as trophies within the equestrian world, including Racing (The Epsom Derby Trial), Eventing (The Horse and Hound Chatsworth Horse Trials Trophy), and Dressage (Hickstead International Dressage Trophy).

My clients include other leading equestrian institutions, such as The Jockey Club, The Pakistan Polo Team, Rajputs Regiment, and The Women’s International Polo Association.


 

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