Carol Orwin, Guildford - Surrey Artists Open Studios
PUBLISHED: 12:07 21 December 2010 | UPDATED: 17:06 20 February 2013
Guildford sculptor Carol Orwin will once again be opening her studio to celebrate the tenth anniversary of Surrey Artists Open Studios
Originally published in Surrey Life magazine April 2010
Celebrating the tenth anniversary of Surrey Artists Open Studios: Saturday June 5 to Sunday June 20
As an animalier (an artist who specialises in the realistic portrayal of animals), Guildford sculptor Carol Orwin finds much of her inspiration in the Surrey countryside.
I love walking across the hills around the Hogs Back, says Carol, 58. It calms me down and clears the mind.
Also, watching the interaction of animals and interpreting their actions is very important to me.
Im interested in the muscular form, movement and power of the animal that I model, and aim to catch its vitality and nature without compromising its integrity.
Carols sculptures vary in stature from half-size dogs to life-size ponies to twice life-size hares.
My proudest achievement was seeing my wolves cast into bronze and erected on the University of Surrey campus here in Guildford, she says.
Like many other artists across the county, Carol will be taking part in Surrey Artists Open Studios again this year and, to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the event, she will be opening a new studio/gallery in her Guildford garden.
Putting out the balloons, putting up the sign and opening the front door on day one always is a thrill, she says. The work is in place, the studio is tidy and the garden looks great!
- Surrey Artists Open Studios is celebrating its tenth anniversary. For details, see www.surreyopenstudios.org.uk