Christine Close is a figurative sculptor who takes her inspiration from the grace and dynamics of the human body and the abundant variety of form found in nature. Christine originally studied Photography and Sculpture at Blackpool College of Art and then Zoology at Exeter University. Subject personality and behaviour play an important role in her work and observation is a key component in determining expression. Christine then went on to a sculpture casting course while living in Singapore.
Christine works initially in clay which gives her the freedom to explore and change her ideas and also adds spontaneity to the final pose. From the clays she then casts into foundry bronze, resin, recycled glass or cement.
She is constantly exploring new media to keep her work fresh and exciting.
“My subjects are modelled through observation with an insight into their innate characteristics, developed whilst studying zoology. My aim is to evoke a response in the viewer through their own interpretation of my work.”
Christine exhibits in London and elsewhere and has pieces in several private collections.
Exhibitions: Bell Fine Art, Winchester
The Royal Society of British Artists
The Royal Society of Marine Artists
Society of Women Artists
Mall Galleries, London
Marwell Zoo, Hampshire
Wisley RHS Gardens