Sculptor: Elliot Channer
Brief Biography: Born in 1989 in Staffordshire, Elliot showed a passion for wildlife and art from a young age. Described as one of the ‘young stars’ of the international art fair circuit by Belgravia magazine, he is influenced by the animal sculptures of Rembrandt Bugatti and Antoine- Louis Barye. He focuses on capturing the life and grace of the subject, concentrating on their key features but allowing spontaneity to make up the main body of the sculpture. Largely self-taught, Elliot takes inspiration from the countryside, initially in Staffordshire and Derbyshire, Elliot now travels the country in order to observe and photograph animals in their natural habitat. Alongside lifesize sculptures, he also scales down large animals creating more manageable sculptures. Focusing his art on British and international wildlife, Elliot’s clay sculptures are then cast in marble or bronze. He works closely with the team of skilled craftsmen at the bronze foundry in Birmingham where his work is cast using the ancient Lost wax process.