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Email: bronze@gillparker.co.uk


About

Gill is one of the most talented artists I have ever encountered. Her love of the animal - and the essence, character and soul of whatever she touches - comes through. I was very lucky that one of her first commissions was to do a small sculpture of Mrs Moss.
— Henrietta, Duchess of Bedford


Biography

Gill Parker's is one of the most acclaimed animal sculptures of our time.

An accomplished horsewoman, Gill's work clearly demonstrates her passion for horses. Yet her work is remarkably versatile in both subject matter and size – from equestrian subjects, to British wildlife, big game and family pets. Available in Limited Edition of nine or seven (from only £2,500) or as unique, one-off Commissions which are priced on an individual basis.

Gill lives and works in a beautiful part of rural Gloucestershire, along with a various assortment of animals. Gill also breeds and shows American Quarter Horses with which she has won numerous European and National championships.

It was whilst studying art at South Wilts Grammar School in Salisbury that Gill was first introduced to sculpture. Choosing not to go into further education, she tried several career paths, before taking up sculpture again.

In May 1983 Gill took her first bronzes to London where they were bought by Garrards and Asprey. Early support and encouragement from the Sladmore Gallery led to her first one women show in November 1984.

Since then she has become a leader in the field of equine and wildlife sculpture. With many major commissions to her name including the life-size bronze Motivator at Ascot Racecourse. Gill’s sculpture is eagerly sought by art collectors around the world and is in many public, private and Royal collections.

Collectors of Gill's work make a solid investment in art of timeless quality, tactile and visual beauty, and fine craftsmanship.


I don’t make sculpture to shock, make statements, or needing explanation, I want to make sculpture that is a ‘standalone’ thing of beauty, based on the perfect forms of nature
— Gill Parker, Equestrian & Wildlife Sculptor

Other points of interest

Brit Award, design and production of original award
Child of Achievement Award, design and production of award
Mess Silver for H.M. Ships - Monmouth and Boxer design and production
Chloe bronze sculpture door handle, design and production for 50 flagship boutique fashion stores to date worldwide including London, Paris, Munich, Hong Kong, Monaco
‘Emirates Bronzes’- produced two exclusive designs for Emirates flight lounges around the world (design and production of 39 to date)
World Wildlife Museum, Wyoming purchased giraffe and otter bronzes for their collection


Calendar


Solo exhibitions    

1984 Sladmore Gallery, London
1987 Sladmore Gallery, London
1989 Sladmore Gallery, London
1991 National Horse Racing Museum, Newmarket
1992 Chute Standen, Hampshire
1996 Phoenix, Arizona
1999 Robert Bowman Gallery, London
2000 Robert Bowman Gallery, London
2000 Kevin Anderson Gallery, Los Angeles
2002 Robert Bowman Gallery, London

Shared exhibitions   

1983 Sladmore Gallery, London
1986 Saratoga, New York
1989 Gleneagles Equestrian Centre, Scotland
1984-2005 Society of Equestrian Artists Annual Exhibition, London
1997 Falle Fine Art, Jersey
2004 Mall Galleries, London
2009 Lowbands, Glos
2010 Game Fair
2010 Wittington Fine Art, Henley on Thames    
2011 Game fair    
2012 Game Fair        


Awards

Society of Equestrian Artists
1992 Presidents Medal
1992 British Sporting Art Trust Award for Sculpture
1997 British Sporting Art Trust Award for Sculpture
1999 British Sporting Art Trust Award for Sculpture
2005 British Sporting Art Trust Award for Sculpture

Gill is a member of the Society of Equestrian Artists


Personal achievements 

1993  FEQHA European Championships, all round champion, Aachen, Germany.
1993-95  Individual winner of six FEQHA European Championships, Aachen Germany.
2003  FEQHA European Championships - reserve champion and bronze medallist on own bred horse, Reggio Italy


Gill Parker is an artist whose work I have admired for some considerable time. Her innovative style and sense of anatomical form is quite extraordinary. She manages to combine exceptional accuracy with dramatic interpretation to provide a captivating mix that is fast becoming recognisable to International collectors.

In recent years she has undertaken substantial commissions allowing little opportunity for exhibiting commercially.
— Anthony Andrews