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Nick Mackman SWLA, BA (Hons)

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Sculptor Nick Mackman SWLA, BA (Hons)
Nick Mackman

About Nick Mackman

Nick Mackman is an award winning sculptor of ceramic and bronze animal sculptures. She has been widely exhibited and in 2015 won the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation (DSWF) Wildlife Artist of the Year competition. She was Overall Runner-up and Go Wild Category Winner in 2012 and won the Open Category in 2010. Most of Nick’s animal sculptures are Raku fired, giving a rich but natural looking crackle glaze. She aims to get under the skin of the animal, giving each animal sculpture its own personality. Many of her subjects are highly endangered and, in depicting them, she seeks to enlighten us to their beauty, humour and tenderness. She lives in Devon, in South West England, with her husband, twins and two dogs.

Exhibition History of Nick Mackman

Solo
2014 - Beaux Arts Gallery, Bath
2011 - Beaux Arts Gallery, Bath

Group
2015 - David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation (DSWF) Artist of the Year exhibition, Mall Galleries, London
2014 - David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation (DSWF) Artist of the Year exhibition, Mall Galleries, London
2013 - Society of Wildlife Artists (SWLA) 50th Anniversary Exhibition ‘The Natural Eye’, Mall Galleries, London
2012 - David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation’s Wildlife Artist of the Year exhibition
2012 - Small Works For Christmas - Beaux Arts Bath, Bath, Somerset
2011 - Docgan: Canine Sculptures&Ceramics - Roger Billcliffe Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland
2010 - Fantastic Beasts - Roger Billcliffe Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland
2010 - 30 Year Anniversary - Beaux Arts Bath, Bath, Somerset
2009 - Christmas Exhibition - Beaux Arts Bath, Bath, Somerset
2009 - Artists of Fame&Promise - Beaux Arts Bath, Bath, Somerset

Biography / CV of Nick Mackman

Nick Mackman is an award winning animal sculptor. She aims to give each animal sculpture its own personality. Many of her subjects are highly endangered and she seeks to enlighten us to their beauty, humour and tenderness. She lives in Devon, England, with her husband, twins and two dogs.

Artist Statement of Nick Mackman

When making an animal, I first consider the character of the animal, such as the pride and grace of a giraffe, and try to express these qualities in my animal sculptures, through stance, movement and expression.

Some of my animal sculpture subjects are relatively unknown or highly endangered. It is with these animals that I try to bridge the gap in current public perception. I aim to enlighten people to the beauty, humour and tenderness of those animals that are largely seen or represented as purely aggressive, dangerous or ugly. Above all, I hope to convey an appreciation of the individuality of each animal and its intrinsic beauty.

The passion which powers my work has evolved from my awareness, awe and wonder of the amazing diversity and beauty of the animal kingdom and its complex survival structures and systems. I hope that my animal sculptures will encourage understanding and compassion, which in turn will result in a deeper level of enjoyment, respect and admiration for the beauty in the beast.

Awards and Prizes of Nick Mackman

2015 Winner of Wildlife Artist of the Year
Overall Runner-Up and "Go Wild` category Winner in Wildlife Artist of the Year 2012, category winner in 2010, highly commended in 2009 and 2011.

1997 - Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Award
1993 - Trudy Norman Award for achievement during her HND Course
1993 - Student of the Year at Carmarthenshire College of Technology and Art

Acquisitions / Collections of work by Nick Mackman

Nick`s animal sculptures have found home with, amongst others, John Cleese, Dame Judi Dench, Chris Packham, David Shepherd and Vicountess Serena Linley.
She has been commissioned by British Airways and made the specially commissioned trophies for BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition for 16 years.

Reviews of work by Nick Mackman

Praise for Nick Mackman

"Through the admiration of her work one can enjoy an awareness of the beast and its beauty. Such an ability is only afforded by an artist whose skills are as rare as her subjects."
CHRIS PACKHAM, TV Presenter

"Nick Mackman captured the relationship between mother and pup so sympathetically that you could not fail to be drawn to this charming piece."
DAVID SHEPHERD, Wildlife Artist

"It’s as if the artist grasped the mud beneath her feet and conjured up the magic of Africa – here is humour, pathos and personality."
HAZEL SOAN, Wildlife Artist of the Year Judge

Qualifications / Education of Nick Mackman

Foundation in Art and Design at York College of Art and Technology
1992 - HND in ceramics (distinction) at Carmarthenshire College of Technology and Art (Animal Modeling)
BA hons Ceramics at the University of Wales Institute Cardiff.

Teaching Experience

Sculpture Workshops in schools, art groups, art classes and on safari.

Influences / Inspiration of Nick Mackman

Rembrandt Bugatti
Sally Arnup
Dylan Lewis

Price Range of Work

Nick Mackman's work has a price range from £950 to £7,794
A rough guide for ceramic sculpture would be from £800 – £3,000.
Bronze resins from £1,200
Bronzes from £995+

Mediums utilised

Nick Mackman's work is found in the following materials:

Artwork Categorised

Nick Mackman's work is found in the following categories on site:
Wild Animals and Wild Life Sculptures (11)
African Animal and Wildlife Sculptures (7)
Small Animal Sculptures (7)
Interior, Indoors, Inside Sculpture (6)
Endangered Animal Species Sculptures (5)
Field Sports, Game Birds and Game Animals Sculptures (4)
Tabletop Desktop Small Indoor Statuettes Figurines Sculptures (3)
Hares and Rabbits Sculptures (3)
Garden Or Yard / Outside and Outdoor Sculptures (3)
Cats Wild and Big Cats Sculpture (3)
Elephants (Pachederms) Sculptures, African, Indian, Sumatran (2)
Animals and Birds in Repose Resting Sleeping Lying (2)
Young Animal Bird, Reptile or Amphibian and possibly Insects Statues (2)
Asian Animals Reptiles Insects or Birds Sculptures or Statues (2)
Dogs Wild, Foxes, Wolves, Sculptures / Statues (2)
Cats Sculpture
Animals and Birds at Play Sculptures Statues
Pool, Pond, Lake Stream or River Water Feature
Garden Bird and Animal Sculptures
Poolside Sculptures
Commission and Custom and Bespoke sculpture Statues
Pet and Animal Portrait Custom or Bespoke or Commission Commemorative or Memoriaql sculpture statue
Public Park or Urban Landscape or Corporate sculpture / Fountain / Sratuary
Water Features, Fountains and Cascades
Predators Carnivores Hunters Flesh Eaters Sculptures Statues statuettes carvings
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