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Jan Sweeney MRBS

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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
ArtParks, Guernsey, UK - 2001-Current
Nature in Art, Gloucester, UK - 2001
Chelsea Flower Show, UK - 2001/2016
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

Memberships
The Animal Artist Association (USA)
The South West Arts Group (UK)
The Royal British Sculptors (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.

Qualifications / Education of Jan Sweeney

None !
Her early training was at Colchester Art School, and she followed this with three years working in Verona, Italy, under sculptor Mike Noble.

Publications / Media / Bibliography of Jan Sweeney

"From studio To Foundry" written by Jan Sweeney published by Bloomsbry 2014

Teaching Experience

Ceramic Sculpture Courses 4 students 2/3 day workshops
Clay sculptures of all sorts mould making and pouring wax

Influences / Inspiration of Jan Sweeney

At the ripe age of 45 I was invited to Zimbabwe, I left my cloths behind saying I will be back. Returning to UK, and my buissness, I was sensitive to the chemicals so could not continue!- so I went back to Zim to be a sculptor self taught.

Price Range of Work

Jan Sweeney's work has a price range from £1,875 to £33,333

Commissioning Work

This artist accepts commissions.

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:
Pet and Animal Portrait Custom or Bespoke or Commission Commemorative or Memoriaql sculpture statue (13)
Wild Animals and Wild Life Sculptures (13)
Hares and Rabbits Sculptures (8)
Predators Carnivores Hunters Flesh Eaters Sculptures Statues statuettes carvings (8)
Cats Wild and Big Cats Sculpture (6)
Horse and Rider / Jockey Sculpture / Equestrian Sculptures (5)
Horses Small, for Indoors and Inside Display Statues statuettes Sculptures figurines commissions commemoratives (5)
African Animal and Wildlife Sculptures (5)
Tabletop Desktop Small Indoor Statuettes Figurines Sculptures (4)
Interior, Indoors, Inside Sculpture (4)
Small Animal Sculptures (4)
Polo Pony and Pony sculpture / statue / statuette / figurine / ornament Portraits Commissions Memorials (4)
Garden Or Yard / Outside and Outdoor Sculptures (4)
Stylised Birds Sculptures / Statues / statuary / ornaments figurines / statuettes (3)
Stylized Animals Sculptures (3)
Field Sports, Game Birds and Game Animals Sculptures (3)
Ornamental Birds sculpture or Statues (2)
Perched Birds Sculptures Statues carvings (2)
Birds of Prey / Raptors Sculptures (2)
Garden Bird and Animal Sculptures (2)
Domestic Animal Sculpture (2)
Wild Bird Sculptures (2)
Horse Sculpture / Equines Race Horses Pack HorseCart Horses Plough Horsess (2)
Objects of desire Sculptures
Animal Abstract Contemporary Modern Stylised Minimalist Sculptures
Varietal Mix of Bird Sculptures or Statues
Animals and Birds at Play Sculptures Statues
Outsize, Very Big, Extra Large and Massive Sculptures
Endangered Animal Species Sculptures
Big Large Birds Sculptures Statues
Animals and Birds in Repose Resting Sleeping Lying
Animal Memento happy Reminder sculpture statue statuette
Partial Animal Sculptures Fragment or Part or Incomplete Statues statuettes

ArtParkS Sculpture Park Yearly exhibitions

Jan Sweeney's work has been exhibited at the following yearly exhibitions held at the ArtParkS sculpture park:
2017 ArtParkS Sculpture Park Exhibition
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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