Stuart Anderson is well known for his bronze sculptures of animals. In recent years he has concentrated on the elegant and vital forms of greyhounds and horses. Anderson uses the equine form as a metaphor for the forces of nature and lends more freedom to their composition not only to convey movement, but also to create an allegory for elemental beauty, power and vulnerability.
Anderson began sculpting as a teenager, casting his first works in lead that he melted in a saucepan on his mother’s stove.He studied sculpture at Winchester School of Art and Royal College of Art and his awards include the Henry Moore Foundation Grant, Voya Kondik Trust Grant and the Angeloni Award for Bronze Casting.
'I work from life where possible, with the model, animal or human in front of me,preferring natural, unforced and sometimes quickly observed poses, which always say more about the model (character and physical nature). I try to convey the vitality of the living body, to explore and learn about the anatomy and to make strong sculptural forms.'