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Since graduating in 2004 I've been exhibiting my horse sculptures in galleries and interior design houses both here in the UK and abroad. My work is enjoyed for its unique style and sensitivity, drawn from childhood with my horses and other animals.
I've spent the past few years experimenting with new materials and techniques, the making process being an integral part of what I do. My aim is to create work that is both decorative and emotive, taken almost exclusively from memory, I try to capture how I feel about the horse, through movement and subtle gesture. My horses come to life as a recollection, a musing on past experiences and interactions. Some horses are stubborn and difficult, and choose for me a moment I may have forgotten. Others come willingly and patiently, allowing the images to flow and form before me with ease.
The making process itself has several stages, beginning with a wire armature followed by many applications of resin clay and drying cycles. I lightly bake them overnight in the 'drying cupboard' often peeked into through the night just to check, heads secured with wire and string to keep them well behaved. Finally its mane and tail day, and the horses are complete. I finish with black acrylic paint and a soft brush of pale creamy brown to lift the surface texture and brighten the eyes.
Ba (Hons) Fine Art, University of Derby 2001-2004
Moonshine the Moose, 2007, Life-size memorial sculpture in steel, private commission
Flying Horse, 2005, life-size memorial sculpture in steel and found objects, private
05-07/12/2014- The Little Picture Show, Josie Eastwood Fine Art, Winchester.
13/09-01/11/2014- Country Pursuits X, The Whitehouse Gallery, Kirkcudbright.
19/06-05/09/2014 - Summer exhibition Josie Eastwood Fine Art.
08/05-12/05/2014 - Early summer exhibition at Preston Hall, Pathead, Midlothian, with British Art Portfolio.
23/04-04/05/2014 - Spring exhibition at Sicily Oak Gallery, Cheshire with British Art Portfolio.
22/11/2013-11/01/2014- Christmas exhibition Cupola Contemporary Art, Sheffield.
18-25/10/2013- Autumn exhibition, Josie Eastwood Fine Art.
12-15/10/2013 Autumn exhibition British Art Portfolio.
27-30/06/13- Summer Exhibition, British Art Portfolio.
18-22/05/2013 - Spring exhibition Josie Eastwood fine Art.
15-19/05/2013- Spring exhibition British Art Portfolio, Guilsborough.
14-16/03/2013- Exhibition of Modern and Contemporory Art, Tetbury, with British Art Portfolio.
0/11-02/12/2012- Autumn exhibition, Josie Eastwood Fine Art.
3/11/2012-13/01/2013- Revelation Cupola Gallery, Sheffield
4-07/09/2012- AAF Battersea with Enid Lawson Fine Art, London.
1-23/09/2012- Art Cheshire with Enid Lawson Fine Art.
0-30/09/2012 – Sculpture with a View, British Art Portfolio, Guilsborough.
1/07- 02/06/12 Summer exhibition, Byard Art
17-22/05/12 May exhibition, Josie Eastwood Fine Art