About The Artist
Robyn Neild has worked as an international fashion illustrator for the last twenty years working for clients ranging from Givenchy, Vivienne Westwood, Elizabeth Arden to Hush Puppies, Barnes & Noble and United Airlines. Her illustrations have graced Fashion magazines Vogue, Elle, Glamour & Harper & Queen, and Tatler, London stores Liberty & Harrods. She has now branched out into the realm of sculpture, turning her fashion illustrations into beautifully ethereal sculptures cast in bronze. The images document a traditional approach via the tactile manipulation of modelling wax, called the ‘lost wax technique’ as well as exploring the patina and finish of the bronze. The sculptures playfully investigate a timeless yet fashionable female form, how clothing can add emphasis or distort the viewers eye in a fluid, textural visual language, through contemplative posing and within the throes of natural movement.
Most recently Robyn has ventured into the world of the nautical with her delicately cast bronze distressed boats. She meticulously creates molds from a variety of materials, which has included found wood, feathers and fishbones, and then often combines roots or brambles within the piece. This is then cast in bronze giving the seeming ephemeral shipwrecks an eternal life.