The Covid-19 Lockdown has had a profound effect all of us all. Its like some fictional novel – totally unbelievable… only sadly, its really happening… a real nightmare!

With the foundry being shut my normal working practices have had to change, These portraits represent what started as a daily challenge, they have become almost routine now, initially just to stay ‘semi-sane’ it’s now something I actually look forward to everyday. Having published a few examples on my Instagram account – @wendyfreestone (and other social media channels), I had a number of People asked me ‘where can i buy these?’ it seemed the obvious choice to add a few to the web site. 

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I have been donating (postcard size versions) to a weekly ‘feed the NHS charity art sale

5 Sep 2019 – 29 Sep 2019

Independent contemporary art gallery Byard Art are looking forward to hosting their 3rd Sculpture exhibition in the gallery on King’s Parade this September.  A range of six local, national and international sculptors are displaying their different styles, techniques & inspirations.

Visit the link below for more details.

https://byardart.co.uk/exhibitions/exhibition-of-sculpture/

Please RSVP at [email protected]

I was honoured to be one of the “Visitor’s Choice Artists” at this years Royal Arts Price and to be awarded a two-week joint exhibition at one of their London galleries.

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‘Watching’

The work explores themes of diaspora, community, and sense of belonging. The anonymity of the crowd with their broad spectrum of acceptance and tolerance share the underlying fear of difference with the individual being met with suspicion. The solitary figure, separated not only through distance but in its ostensibly different material of gold plating in fact conceals the very same material of the onlookers.