Helen Sinclair (Sculptor)
Helen Sinclair was born in South Wales in 1954. She completed a foundation course at Dyfed School of Art (1972 - 73) and studied sculpture at Wimbledon School of Art (1973 -1976) gaining her BA. After teaching art for twelve years, she has been a full-time sculptor since 1988. She gained membership of the Royal British Society of Sculptors in 2006
The human figure is her primary subject: the actual figure (in movement and at rest, clothed and unclothed) and the figure as depicted by other artists in any medium and at any phase in history. Most of her work is cast in limited editions either in resin or bronze. She models the originals in mixed media (plaster, wax, clay, cardboard, wood, fabrics etc). With the help of a full-time technician, she makes her own moulds and does her own resin casting. Her bronze editions are cast at the MB Fine Arts Foundry in Pembrokeshire.
She exhibits widely in England and Wales including the National Botanic Gardens of Wales and annually at the Chelsea Flower Show. Catto Gallery, London (2010, 2012, 2015) Kooywood Gallery, Cardiff (2009, 2015), Oriel Gallery, Dublin 2014. Recent commissions include ‘The Mother and the Child’ for All Saints Church, Fulham; ‘Still Sitting’ for Gary Rhodes’ London restaurant, ‘Rhodes 24’; “The Four Seasons” for Marie Curie’s new hospice in Solihull, West Midlands; Doo Wah Diddy for the Royal Free Hospital in London and a two-metre bronze crucifix for Brecon Cathedral. She has work in private collections on five continents and was the subject of a television programme in the “Jigsaw” arts series in 2003. She gained membership of the Royal British Society of Sculptors in 2006 and the Society of Women Artists in 2015.
"I have been making sculpture for over twenty-five years and the process is still a delight to me. With every piece I make, I find the process both comfortingly familiar and refreshingly surprising. Although not the only subject I work from, the human form is the one I keep coming back to. The fascination it has had, and will always have, for artists is endless. I find the materials that I work with can be as stimulating as the subject matter. I live by the sea and collect driftwood, discarded plastic debris and other ‘stuff’ which introduces ever new and unexpected vocabulary to work with."