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Sculptor Jan Sweeney MRBS
Jan Sweeney

About Jan Sweeney

Her love of all animals is supremely exemplified in all of her sculpture. Some catching that moment, whether the poise before the pounce of a big cat or the sudden turn of a swerving hare. She now spends much of her time in South Africa working on her beloved animals.

Exhibition History of Jan Sweeney

The Royal Academy - 1994/95
Sun City Palace Hotel, South Africa - 1998 to 2002
Centre de Documentation Sur l`art Animalier, Belgium - 1998 to 2002
Nature in Art, Gloucester, UK - 2001
Chelsea Flower Show, UK - 2001/2/3
Sculpture in the Park, Loveland, Colorado, USA - 1996.

Biography / CV of Jan Sweeney

The daughter of an Irish vet, Jan Sweeney grew up in the open countryside of East Anglia, on the East coast of England. Her early training was at Colchester Art School, and she followed this with 3 years working in Verona, Italy, under sculptor Mike Noble. She first visited Africa in 1985 and the African scene and wildlife had a powerful influence on her work.

She now divides her time between the peaceful rolling hills of Somerset, South West England and the wild bush of the Zambezi Valley in Zambabwe. Her work therefore, portrays the animals of the English countryside and the game of the African bush. Horses are a particulare love of this accomplised horsewoman who has competed successfully in both eventing and dressage.

Artist Statement of Jan Sweeney

Her work, therefore, portrays the animals of the English countryside and the game of the African bush. Horses are a particular love of this accomplished horsewoman who has competed successfully in both eventing and dressage.

Awards and Prizes of Jan Sweeney

1993 - Wild Arts Society - Best Sculpture - Best Overall
1996/97/98 - Wild Arts Society - Best Sculpture
1999 Prix du Meaudre - CDAA Sculpture

The Animal Artist Association (USA)
The South West Arts Group (UK)
The Royal British Sculptors (Associate Member)
The Wildlife Arts Society (A Fellow of)

Acquisitions / Collections of work by Jan Sweeney

Art in Wildlife, Cirencester, UK
BP Collection, Harare, Zimbabwe
First National Bank Art Collection, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Teaching Experience

Ceramic Sculpture Courses

Price Range of Work

Jan Sweeney's work has a price range from £3,200 to £20,000

Mediums utilised

Jan Sweeney's work is found in the following materials:

Artwork Categorised

Jan Sweeney's work is found in the following categories on site:
Wild Animals and Wild Life Sculptures (7)
African Animal and Wildlife Sculptures (5)
Cats Wild and Big Cats Sculpture (5)
Predators Carnivores Hunters Flesh Eaters Sculptures Statues statuettes carvings (5)
Garden Or Yard / Outside and Outdoor Sculptures (4)
Pet and Animal Portrait Custom or Bespoke or Commission Commemorative or Memoriaql sculpture statue (4)
Small Animal Sculptures (4)
Field Sports, Game Birds and Game Animals Sculptures (3)
Hares and Rabbits Sculptures (3)
Objects of desire Sculptures
Animals and Birds at Play Sculptures Statues
Garden Bird and Animal Sculptures
Animals and Birds in Repose Resting Sleeping Lying
Animal Abstract Contemporary Modern Stylised Minimalist Sculptures

ArtParkS Sculpture Park Yearly exhibitions

Jan Sweeney's work has been exhibited at the following yearly exhibitions held at the ArtParkS sculpture park:
2016 ArtParkS Sculpture Park Exhibition
2015 ArtParkS Sculpture Park Exhibition
2014 ArtParkS Sculpture Park Exhibition
2008 ArtParkS Sculpture Park Exhibition
2007 ArtParkS Sculpture Park Exhibition
2006 ArtParkS Sculpture Park Exhibition
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