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by Christine Charlesworth

I work in clay to cast in Bronze or various resins.
I make silicon moulds which can be used to cast in Resin or using the lost wax method for Bronze casting.

I specialise in figurative work and particularly enjoy doing portraiture. I strive to capture not only a likeness but also the spirit and personality of the sitter and try to show life natural movement in all my work.
A member of the Royal British Society of Sculptors and the Society of Women Artists Christine specialises in figurative sculptures and portraiture.  She strives to show life and natural movement in each piece and feels it important to capture not only a likeness but also the spirit and personality of each person.  She works in clay, using sculpting tools to lay on and cut back, forming shadows, depth and light to the finished surface.
Her work is cast in Bronze or resin in either short-run limited editions or on commission.
Since 2000, as well as a number of limited edition pieces, Christine has completed over 40 private and public commissions and was chosen as one of the 10 official Olympic artists by BT  for the London 2012 Olympics.
Her Olympic sculptures include 4 action figures and two portraits.

Her Olympic figures show not just their strength and power, but also the focus and determination of each athlete.  Her sculpture ‘Winning Shot’, the action portrait of Paralympic Basketball player  Ade Adepitan MBE  won the ASC sculpture award at the Mall Galleries , London, in 2011 and her action figure ‘Sprint’ won an award in 2010.
A ‘Winning Shot’ has been purchased by Woking Borough Council for Jubilee Square in the town centre.
A ‘We Carried the Flame’ has been purchased by Waverley Borough Council for the entrance to the Council Offices in Godalming and a ‘Diving In’ has been purchased by University of Surrey Sports Park, Guildford.

Other public sculptures include ‘Ian Ricketts’ for GUS University of Surrey, ‘Seeds of Hope’ (two life-size figures) for Guildford Cathedral, ‘Out of Reach’ (life size figure) for Royal School, Haslemere and ‘Oranges and Lemons’ (5 life-size portrait figures) for Ramster Gardens, Surrey.

Trained in design at Wolverhampton College of Art 1965 – 1968 Christine has followed a varied career, including work in the fashion industry, fine art and work with young people with learning disabilities.  The sculptural form, especially the human body, has always been of particular interest and, although rather later in life than she would have wished, Christine is now able to concentrate on the form of art that really inspires her.

Her sculptures are in many private collections throughout UK, Europe, Australia, Caribbean, Singapore and  USA. Christine exhibits locally in Surrey, in various galleries in London, and in exhibitions organised by Art Contact, Art at the Edge and with High Performance Art.