Sculptor Deryn Bell will be the guest artist at Shoreham Art Gallery in March 2020.
“I trained originally in stone carving with Mike Chapman in Dorset, then at the Skelton Studio in Street, Sussex, and now have my own studio nearby. More recently I have started to make sculptures in different types of clay which seems to give me more scope for my imagination.
I have an interest in mythology and old stories, and the inspiration for my first hare came from the story of St Melangell, the 7th century patron saint of Hares. I shall be putting this story up on my website when it is complete. My website is at present in the process of being built. I now continue to make hares, owls, dolphins, foxes, phoenix, dragons and geese in both stone and clay. In the past I have always tried to find a story to go with a piece I am making but of late I cannot find the right story so am still searching…
I belong to the Sussex Art Collective and have been exhibiting with them for several years. I sell much of my work through them and also privately. I also exhibit at Michelham Priory.”