The youngest of six children and growing up with a keen interest in art from my earliest years; only at the age of fifty, after a varied careers as a house builder/developer, commercial fisherman overseas and commodity broker, did I decide upon a full time career as an artist.
Although I have always drawn and painted, it is principally in the field of sculpture that I have developed my professional work. My life long love of horses and wildlife, military subjects and history provide much of my inspiration, with commissions ranging from figurative sculptures, smaller scale and life size equestrian subjects, including racehorses and mounted military figures.
Recent work includes sculptures of famous sporting artists, Lionel Edwards and Sir Alfred Munnings, a mounted bronze of legendary jockey Frankie Dettori and a major anniversary sculpture for Her Majesty's Armed Forces. Examples of my work have gone around the world and are among several private collections, including that of the Royal family.
In parallel to my artistic work, I have recently completed a new, illustrated biography of artist Sir Alfred Munnings. This is the culmination of a lifetimes interest thirteen years of research and writing. Publication details will be available shortly.
OSBORNE STUDIO GALLERY
The Osborne Studio Gallery was opened by the Princess Royal in March 1986, in Floral Street, Covent Garden.
It was named after the well-known sculptor James Osborne, who played an integral role in the founding and running of the Gallery, until his untimely death in 1992. The Gallery has been firmly established for the last 14 years in Motcomb Street, SW1 where it hosts a changing programme of exhibitions each year, complimenting its large and varied stock.
The Osborne Studio Gallery specialises in sporting paintings and bronzes by leading contemporary artists, with an emphasis on horse racing, and has additionally branched
out over the years to handle the works of many respected landscape and figurative painters. The Gallery has always sought to promote artists of the greatest talent, in particular those whose work appears to be impervious to fashion.
Upon request, the Osborne Studio Gallery would be delighted to send out catalogues for forthcoming or current shows, and a warm invitation is extended to come and visit the Gallery in the heart of Belgravia, central London.
Geoffrey C S Hughes
Tristram Lewis explains to Janet Menzies why he has swapped paintbrush for Plasticine to immortalize a great racehorse in bronze
Tristram Lewis did not have the most conventional start to his artistic career. Far from it, in fact.
‘I started off working in property in England,’ he explains, ‘but I’d grown up in Spain and had a fanatical desire to go to sea. I ended up spending 16 years as the skipper of tuna fishing boats.’
Horse and hound
The former giant of jump racing Denman, who retired from racing in 2011, is being immortalised as a bronze by sculptor Tristram Lewis.
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