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Truly Great British Artists- CLA Game Fair, Belvior Castle 20th- 22nd July 2012

PUBLISHED: 14:29 06 June 2012 | UPDATED: 21:27 20 February 2013

Truly Great British Artists- CLA Game Fair, Belvior Castle 20th- 22nd July 2012

Truly Great British Artists- CLA Game Fair, Belvior Castle 20th- 22nd July 2012

A group of Britain's finest equine, country and sporting artists are joining forces to exhibit their work at the 2012 CLA Game Fair at Belvoir Castle.<br/><br/><br/><br/>Their collective work is outstanding and differs in style and technique -

A group of Britain's finest equine, country and sporting artists are joining forces to exhibit their work at the 2012 CLA Game Fair at Belvoir Castle.

Their collective work is outstanding and differs in style and technique - but what they all share is a passion and understanding of the countryside and those that live and work in it.

From larger than life sculptures and horses literally leaping through walls to a contemporary take on traditional art, their talent is unquestionable, reaching into the souls and characters of their subjects.

The six artists' work can be seen nationally and internationally from palaces and shopping centres to private homes, public spaces and even a zoo.

Bronze and Brush is an opportunity to meet with some of the finest award winnining artists working in Britain today, the grounds of Belvoir Castle will provide an ideal setting to see their work where it belongs - in the countryside.

The Bronze and Brush Artists:

Judy Boyt - One of Britain's foremost female sculptors, her work is simply breathtaking and created with passion and soul. Her commissions include one of the most coveted eventing prizes in the world, the Mitsubishi Badminton Trophy to a huge Aberdeen Angus bull in Morpeth - he now has his own Facebook page! Her largest bronze sculpture "Rebellion" twice the size of a normal horse, was commissioned by Standard Life, and is sited on top of a 100ft tower, in London.

Jennifer Bell - She's one of those hidden treasures - working mostly through word of mouth. If you can get her to paint a mural for you then you'll want more. They're wonderfully imaginative, well designed, researched and painted with technical brilliance. Jennifer says trompe l'oeil commissions are a delight to do - nothing is impossible with paint! This is clearly evident in Rumboso - a mural painted on a stallion block in Spain.

Nicholas Sulman - Although a regular Game Fair visitor, this is Nicholas Sulman's first time as an exhibitor. He'll be bringing with him his recent portrait of a prize winning Limousin bull, along with his equestrian work which captures the movement, power and beauty of top horses from the eventing and racing worlds. Nicholas aims to produce innovative, high quality original art with a contemporary edge, using traditional techniques and fully informed by the study of art history. He has originated an entirely new genre of equestrian art - one which can represent the dynamic movement of horse and rider.

Juliet Cursham - Juliet will be very much at home at The Game Fair - she was born in Leicestershire. Her life is immersed in the local countryside, having hunted with the Quorn all her life and also the Belvoir. Her husband is a farmer on the CLA Committee. Through her work as an equestrian sculptor, she has travelled the world. It is clearly evident in her work that her passion and understanding for horses is at the heart of everything she creates.

Michelle McCullagh - Michelle has exhibited her work at the Game Fair for the past two years and loves being amongst like minded country people. Her work is fuelled by her fascination with animals. Known for her drawings from life and paintings of horses and hounds, she can often be seen sketching at racecourses and thoroughbred sales.

Priscilla Hann - Priscilla's true to life work in bronze and silver can be seen across the world. Her work is mainly of horses and dogs. Sculpture portraits include Aldaniti, Mister Baileys, and Dublin Flyer. Visitors to Ringwood, Hampshire cannot fail to have been captivated by her life size sculpture of a New Forest Mare and Foal, which literally stops shoppers in their tracks!

For each of these artists the passion, heart and soul is at the core of each painting, drawing and sculpture they create - Bronze and Brush -A Celebration of Truly Great British Artists and one not to miss at the CLA Game Fair, Belvior Castle 20th- 22nd July 2012


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