British born 1972 Theodore Gillick was born an identical twin in 1972 and against the flow of his close-knit and entirely artistic family studied science at Aberdeen University. An award-winning degree led to a scholarship to the University Botanical Gardens in Jerusalem where a friend and painter re-introduced him to sculpture. Returning to Britain he consulted as a botanist for game and stock management on landed estates throughout Scotland and her Islands for the Macaulay Research Institute and the Institute of Terrestrial Ecology but finally quit to retrain in sculpture and stone carving. Finishing that course with an award, he set about developing work and ideas and received his first commissioned work in 1997.
Theodore’s animal work is highly sought after all over the world. He has completed numerous private and public commissions.