I have been a driven maker since childhood, and succumbed to sculpture full time in 1999, after fulfilling careers in advertising and design, combined with family life. I did my foundation at Reigate School of Art, followed by a BA (Hons) at Wimbledon, graduating in 2003.
I studied under Allan Sly, one of the country’s foremost figurative sculptors, specialising in life sculpture, working from the nude – male and female. I learned the classical aesthetic and technical skills as summarised by Edouard Lanteri, mentor and intimate friend of Rodin, in contemporary form.
I combined this with study of mechanical and kinetic art pursuing themes of energy and movement, human and elemental, and the relationship between them. Both lines of study continue to underpin my work.
my website can be found at www.nikkitaylorsculpture.co.uk