About this work of Art
Irish Hunter Horse
Edition of 9
Size: H 19cm L 26cm W 7cm
Please note that in situ images are purely an indication of how a piece may look.
Long Day is an Irish Hunter Horse, limited edition bronze sculpture by Jane Shaw.
My love of horses began when I was a child, when I managed to persuade my very unhorsey parents to let me have a pony for the next 10 birthdays rolled into one! I then would ride for hours and hours – in the Gloucestershire countryside, always appreciating the peace of your own company, surrounded with ever changing flora and fauna. This is where my love of outdoors really began – on the back of a horse!
I was lucky enough to find a horse in a big studio and so I could really study his form, from a sculptural perspective for the first time. This equine sculpture shows a tired hunter, after a day out in the field. I wanted you to feel that exhaustion as you look at this bronze horse, after a long day hunting, with his head low, asleep on his feet. You know that feeling!
The equine sculpture has a very textural surface which has been brought to your attention having a verdigris finish and as an indoor sculpture, it looks very striking in an alcove, or on a side table in a formal or informal setting.
After completing a degree in History of Art at Manchester University, Jane spent her early career with a firm of Fine Art Valuers and Consultants travelling and living abroad before returning to London to set up and run a recruitment company, which she then sold after a decade. On moving to Dorset in 2013, she has revived her love for sculpture inspired by her life long interest in animals, and the outdoors. Jane is passionate about the portrayal of both animals and humans, and often working directly from life, focusing on movement and the overall essence of her subject. Jane continues on her own sculpture projects, producing work in both bronze and bronze resin and is now beginning to develop larger scale projects in plaster which are cast for the outdoors. In 2015 she was awarded First Prize for her sculpture of a Racing Greyhound at the Bath & West Show and then won the same award in 2016 for her sculpture of a Hare’s Head – ‘All Ears’.
- Size : H 19 cm x W 07 cm