Hamish Mackie MRSS
18-24 May: RHS Chelsea Flower Show (Stand RHW/292)
13-24 October: Solo Exhibition 'Life in Bronze', Mall Galleries, London
He is credited by critics for his ability to not only capture the outward appearance
of the animals he sculpts, but also to express the spirit of life within them, “You should be able to look a wildlife sculpture in the eye and see life,” Mackie explains. He aims to create a balance of tension and softness,
through using bold strips of clay that are gouged or flattened,
while leaving the marks of his fingerprints in place. His expressive handling engenders a powerful sense of impending
action in his animal sculptures. Mackie has achieved this through years of research. He travels with his camera and specially adapted studio box, observing, sculpting and recording as much information about his subjects in their natural habitat as possible.
In 2013, Hamish was commissioned by Berkeley Group to sculpt six life-and-a-quarter size horses for their Goodman’s Fields development in the City of London; and in 2016 Hamish won the prestigious PMSA Marsh Award for Excellence in Public Sculpture and Fountains for this project.
In 2020 Hamish will be exhibiting at RHS Chelsea Flower Show (Stand RHW/292), his Solo Exhibition 'Life in Bronze' will be at Mall Galleries, The Mall, London from 13-24 October.
All commissions considered please contact Hamish to discuss