In stone carving I found my material, my passion and my Self.
The main body of my work in Portland stone is figurative, often abstract and focusing on life and spirituality.
New themes are emerging based on traditional Japanese art where I am experimenting with carving various types of serpentine.
I am a Sculptor and Artist who lives and works in The South Hams in South Devon. Working initially in clay, my sculpture is predominately figurative.
My professional life as an artist started as a full time art psychotherapist 1984-2005 in NHS children’s’ mental health services and since then continues part-time freelance.
my website can be found at https://www.anibuckland.co.uk
2018 RHS Garden Rosemoor Winter Sculpture Exhibition – November 2018 – February 2019
2018 Artizan Winter Open Exhibition, Torquay, Devon – November & December 2018
2018 South West Academy of Fine & Applied Arts, Annual Open Exhibition, Exeter – November 2018
2018 Society of Women Artists 157th Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London – September 2018
2018 Artizan Open Summer Exhibition, Torquay, Devon – July 2018
2018 Totnes and Dartington Open Studios event – May 2018
2018 Delamore House Annual Arts Exhibition, Dartmoor – May 2018
2018 Birdwood House Gallery, Totnes – April 2018
2017 W H Lane Art Auction, Penzance – November 2017
2017 Royal West Of England Academy 165 Annual Open Exhibition, Bristol – November 2017
2017 Devon Open Studios – Traces @ The Ariel Centre, Totnes – September 2017
2017 Devon Artist Network, Ivybridge – July 2017
2017 Paperworks Gallery, Totnes – June 2017
2017 Totnes and Dartington Open Studios event – May 2017
2016 North Street Gallery, Ashburton – November 2016
2016 Birdwood House Gallery, Totnes – October 2018
2016 Totnes & Dartington Open Studios Annual Collective Exhibition, Totnes – September 2016
2016 Harbour House Gallery, Kingsbridge – August 2016
2016 The Artizan Gallery’s Portrait Exhibition, Torquay – June 2016
2016 Totnes and Dartington Open Studios event – May 2016
2015 Devon Open Studios, Totnes – September 2015
2015 Ilfracombe Art Trail – May 2015
2015 Totnes and Dartington Open Studios event – May 2015
After studying Graphic Design to degree level, Bev has over thirty years experience as an artist. A large proportion of that time was spent in the animation industry; set building and prop making for children’s puppet animation series such as ‘Fireman Sam’. (BBC TV)
“I sculpt my subjects in clay and the finished works are moulded and cast in a variety of resins, exploring the boundaries of portraiture in its traditional sense. I present ideas that subvert the familiar nature of convention, aiming for a more abstract outcome.”
my website can be found at https://www.bevknowldensculpture.com