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Gill Parker

British 21st Century
“I don’t make sculpture to shock, make statements, or needing explanation, I want to make sculpture that is a ‘standalone’ thing of beauty, based on the perfect forms of nature”
— Gill Parker, Equestrian & Wildlife Sculptor

Gill Parker is one of the most acclaimed animal sculptors of our time.

An accomplished horsewoman, Gill’s work clearly demonstrates her passion for horses. Yet her work is remarkably versatile in both subject matter and size – from equestrian subjects, to British wildlife, big game and family pets.

Gill lives and works in a beautiful part of rural Gloucestershire, along with a various assortment of animals. She also breeds and shows American Quarter Horses with which she has won numerous European and National championships.

It was whilst studying art at South Wilts Grammar School in Salisbury that Gill was first introduced to sculpture. Choosing not to go into further education, she tried several career paths, before taking up sculpture again.

In May 1983 Gill took her first bronzes to London where they were bought by Garrards and Asprey. Early support and encouragement from the Sladmore Gallery led to her first one women show in November 1984.

Since then she has become a leader in the field of equine and wildlife sculpture
with many major commissions to her name including the life-size bronze Motivator at Ascot Racecourse.

Gill’s sculpture is eagerly sought by art collectors around the world and is in many public, private and Royal collections, including: Sheik Mohamed, Jeremy Tree, Sheik Khalid Abdullah, Lord and Lady Baden-Powell, Pierce Brosnan, Noel Edmunds, Frank Sinatra, Margaret Thatcher, Richard Dunwoody, Pat Eddery, Anthony Andrews, Ian Stark, John Dunlop, Henrietta, Duchess of Bedford, Lord and Lady Russell, Mr and Mrs Seb Coe, HM The Queen, Lord Harris, Lord Kirkham, Duke of Bedford, Dubai Royal family and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

Collectors of Gill’s work make a solid investment in art of timeless quality, tactile and visual beauty, and fine craftsmanship. Gill is a member of the Society of Equestrian Artists.

Awards and Prizes of Gill Parker:

1992 Presidents Medal
1992 British Sporting Art Trust Award for Sculpture
1997 British Sporting Art Trust Award for Sculpture
1999 British Sporting Art Trust Award for Sculpture
2005 British Sporting Art Trust Award for Sculpture

Works by this artist…

  • Racing Frankel
    Racing Frankel
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