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Timothy Lees

timothy-leesTimothy Lees's spent his teenage years on the granite outcrops of Seychelles, where he learnt the skills of boat building and developed an interest in geology. This interest in stone and precise, complex construction methods, naturally led him to turn his focus to sculpture. Early large abstract stone carvings (Forest of Dean Sculpture Park) and solo shows (Arnolfini, Bristol) were followed by commissions to replace and repair historic marble and stone statues. A period of intense work at The National Trust Statuary Workshop, and study of Roman sculpture (Winston Churchill Travelling Fellowship, Rome), has led to the development of his most recent work: a combination of deep knowledge of classical sculptural anatomy, with an expressive use of form. His most recent exhibition has been at the Medici Gallery, Cork Street, London.

He is an Associate Member of the Royal British Sculptors, and is an elected member of the Mastercarvers Association. In 2010 he won the Stone Federation of Great Britain Craftsmanship Award, for work at Hanover Lodge, Regents Park, London. He also won the award in 2002 and 2004 for work at Stowe Landscape Gardens, and at Castletown Cox, Eire, with Cliveden Conservation. He has worked as a freelance sculptor for more than 20 years and has taught stone carving at The City and Guilds of London Art School.

Figure & Form Catalogue: Figure & Form Exhibition Catalogue

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Selected Exhibitions and Commissions

Jerram Gallery, Sherborne, Dorset, 2014

Wyle Valley Arts Trail, Wiltshire, 2012

Medici Art Gallery, Cork Street, London, 2011

Dehn’s Palace Cartouche, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2011

MEMO Project, Portland Dorset, 2010

Bath Society of Artists, Victoria Rooms, Bath, 2010

Royal Mint, 50p coin, 2009

Stowe Landscape Gardens. National Trust, 2001

Castletown Cox, Kilkenny, Eire, 2000

University of East London, 1994

Forest Of Dean Sculpture Trail, Gloucester, 1988

Brewhouse, Taunton, Somerset, 1987

Arnolfini, Bristol, 1986

Portland Sculpture Park, Dorset,1985

Southampton Art Gallery 1985