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Linda Preece

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Sculptor Linda Preece
Linda Preece

About Linda Preece

Linda`s focus has been on the casting of resin-bronzes from clay, a medium she loves and which allows her to capture the subtle nuances of expression and movement peculiar to her subjects.

Working on Shirley Bassey Portrait

Biography / CV of Linda Preece

I taught woodcarving to adults for 12 years and interspersed with family life, somehow squeezed in heraldic carving and painting, restoration work in country mansions and Norwich Cathedral. I carved fairground horses and rocking-horses. I also carved two village signs, restored others as well as taking on various smaller commissions.

I am also a qualified Shiatsu practitioner. Shiatsu is a combination of Japanese massage and Traditional Chinese Medicine. Therefore I am very conscious of ambience and used to handling bodies and giving treatments. Touch is extremely important and a piece must feel right if it is to look right. In my professional practice, I always concluded each session with relaxing work on the head, so that now when I am creating a portrait sculpture, the contours feel familiar and seem to come alive under my hands as I try to get a sense of the personality within.

Now retired, I am enjoying my renaissance, particularly my love of modelling in clay. I am able to combine intuition and love of physical form as I try to capture the elusive qualities that establish an individual?s personality, the sinuous lines of an animal or the shape and form of abstract art.

If I can add a little joy to somebody?s life with any one of my creations, I shall be extremely happy. Many thanks for looking at my site and I wish you health and happiness.

Artist Statement of Linda Preece

To behold a beautiful work of art is a joy. To be able to create something with my own hands, I consider a blessing.

Acquisitions / Collections of work by Linda Preece

She has had and continues to have many and varied commissions. Her heraldic paintings and carvings hang in several public and private collections, as do landscapes, animal portraits, sculptures and much, much more.

I carved fairground horses and rocking-horses. I also carved two village signs, restored others as well as taking on various smaller commissions.

Public Works of Linda Preece

She has carried out restoration work in Norwich Cathedral as well as large country houses.

Qualifications / Education of Linda Preece

I am also a qualified Shiatsu practitioner. Shiatsu is a combination of Japanese massage and Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Teaching Experience

Linda is the sculptor and for many years taught the craft of woodcarving to adults.

Price Range of Work

Linda Preece's work has a price range from £200 to £3,500

Mediums utilised

Linda Preece's work is found in the following materials:

Artwork Categorised

Linda Preece's work is found in the following categories on site:
Pop Art Sculpture (7)
Busts and Heads Sculptures Statues statuettes Commissions Bespoke Custom Portrait Memorial Commemorative sculpture or statue (6)
Celebrity and Star Sculptures (6)
Musician and Musical Sculptures (5)
Portrait Sculptures / Commission or Bespoke or Customised Sculptures (5)
Garden Or Yard / Outside and Outdoor Sculptures (3)
Human Figurative Sculptures (2)
Domestic Animal Sculpture (2)
Cats Sculpture (2)
Commemoratives and Memorials Sculptures (2)
Animals and Birds at Play Sculptures Statues (2)
Interior, Indoors, Inside Sculpture (2)
Nudes / Male Sculpture
Classical Style Sculptures and Statues
Wall Mounted or Wall Hanging sculpture
Carved and Engraved Lettering Writing Inscriptions Poems Quotations Carving Panels Sculptures
Heraldic Crests Logos Trade Marks Carvings or Castings
Small Animal Sculptures
Male Men Youths Masculine Statues Sculptures statuettes figurines
Bas Reliefs or Low Reliefs
Commission and Custom and Bespoke sculpture Statues
Historical Character Statues / Sculptures
Famous People Sculptures Statues
Tabletop Desktop Small Indoor Statuettes Figurines Sculptures
Literary and Musical Characters Sculptures
Love / Affection Sculpture
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"The problem of contemporary sculpture and the garden is one which has rankled in my mind for years. It is usually resolved through a process of inversion-that is turning it into sculpture in the garden as against garden sculpture. By that I mean the sculptor takes over the garden as an open exhibition gallery, of which the focus is their creation, to which the world of nature merely provides the frame.The Idea that sculpture is a contributory element to an overall'mise en scene',in which, sometimes its role may be incedental rather than central, has been lost.In this we have seen the betrayall of the great tradition of garden sculpture, one which was unashamed at being decorative or delightful."
Sir Roy Strong
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