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Ev Meynell SSS

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Sculptor Ev Meynell SSS

About Ev Meynell

Revels in interpreting the human form and wildlife in such a way, that he seems to touch a chord with everybody - he is without doubt the most sought after Sculptor in the island, and is a frequent visitor here with his friend and co-sculptor Guy Portelli.

Ev has been working as a professional sculptor for the past 35 years. He works in clay then casts his pieces in bronze or various resins. In recent years his abstract sculptures have been constructed with stainless steel.

In both his figurative and abstract works he strives to illustrate the natural vitality linking humans and other living forms. This is particularly evident in his latest works such as `Budburst`, `Vol au Vent` and `Earthdance`.
Sculptor Ev Meynell SSS
Ev with `Earthdance` maquette

Exhibition History of Ev Meynell

Numerous one-man and shared exhibitions over the years. He has exhibited with great success at ArtParks, Guernsey, and both Hampton Court and Chelsea Flower Shows in award winning gardens. Ev is an active member of Surrey Sculpture Society and is exhibiting with them this year at Borde Hill Gardens, Haywards, Heath, West Sussex; RHS Garden, Wisley; and VivArtis at King Edward`s School, Witley, Surrey. Currently Ev`s work is on display at Chilstone, Garden Ornaments, Tunbridge Wells, Kent; and Pashley Manor Gardens, Ticehurst, East Sussex.

1985 - 86 One man exhibitions at private residences in Chichester and Tunbridge Wells
1987 One man show at The Grange Gallery
1987 London Pavilion figures exhibited at Hever Castle
1988 Shared exhibition at Chichester Centre of Arts
1988 One man exhibition at Trinity Arts Centre
1989 - 91 Shared exhibitions at the Stuart Gallery
1996 Shared exhibition in the Studio Gallery
1997 Shared exhibition at The Earl of Smith Gallery

Ev with `Firebird`

Biography / CV of Ev Meynell

Born in Sussex in 1950 into a family with a deep affinity for literature and the Arts, Ev was educated at Chichester High School for Boys and later won an Exhibition to Oxford University where he was awarded an MA Hons in English Literature. He went on to teach English at Judd School, Tonbridge all the time developing his own sculptural style. Eventually leaving full-time teaching he joined forces with a landscape designer and thus began his long career as a sculptor of large outdoor pieces. Ev has worked on many hundreds of commissions for private clients and has established a loyal following. In addition, he has been commissioned by corporations to create sculptures for, among others, business parks, a hospital site, a luxury residential block, and a town centre site.

Artist Statement of Ev Meynell

As well as figurative work, Ev experiments with abstracted forms, working in Bronze, Bronze-resin, limestone, wood and metal. He continues to divide his time between private and civic projects.

Many of his pieces stretch out with welcoming exuberance and explosive energy, and are often stylised to the point where interest is divided between recognition of the figure as representation and response to its abstract form.

Awards and Prizes of Ev Meynell

Chelsea Flower Show - 1984 to 1988

Acquisitions / Collections of work by Ev Meynell

private commissions for outdoor sculptures in liaison with landscape architects. These included providing sculptures for award-winning gardens at the Chelsea Flower Show on four consecutive years between 1984 - 1988.

He has since completed various prestigious, large scale works commissioned by corporate organisations, including a substantial part of the work on twelve 9ft high neo-classical goddesses for the roof of the London Pavilion in Picadilly.

Alan Titchmarsh, Gloria Hunneford.

Public Works of Ev Meynell

2000 Public work of abstract art for Tonbridge town centre

2001 Commission for 15` figurative piece for Hereford Hospital

Qualifications / Education of Ev Meynell

B.A. Hons and M.A. Hons, Oxford (English Literature)
Ecology Diploma, Cantab.

Publications / Media / Bibliography of Ev Meynell

Ev`s work has featured regularly in the national press including:

The Independent, London Evening Standard,
Sunday Telegraph, Daily Telegraph, The Times

Radio Times, Country Illustrated, Water Gardening, The English Garden, Amateur Gardening, Professional Landscaper, Country Life, Practical Gardening, Design Week and the front covers of The Bulletin (Journal of the Royal College of Pathologists), and of The Garden (Journal of the RHS)

Teaching Experience

Taught at Judd School, Tonbridge (English Literature) 1974 - 1985 and later both English Literature and Sculpture at West Kent College, Tonbridge.

Influences / Inspiration of Ev Meynell

He particularly developed a passion for the work of Rodin and Eric Gill.

Price Range of Work

Ev Meynell's work has a price range from £152 to £6,500

Mediums utilised

Ev Meynell's work is found in the following materials:

Artwork Categorised

Ev Meynell's work is found in the following categories on site:
Females Women Girls Ladies Sculptures Statues statuettes figurines (7)
Nudes, Female Sculptures (5)
Garden Or Yard / Outside and Outdoor Sculptures (4)
Human Figurative Sculptures (4)
Garden Bird and Animal Sculptures (2)
Animals in General Sculptures Statues (2)
Varietal Mix of Bird Sculptures or Statues (2)
Busts and Heads Sculptures Statues statuettes Commissions Bespoke Custom Portrait Memorial Commemorative sculpture or statue
Wild Animals and Wild Life Sculptures

ArtParkS Sculpture Park Yearly exhibitions

Ev Meynell's work has been exhibited at the following yearly exhibitions held at the ArtParkS sculpture park:
2008 ArtParkS Sculpture Park Exhibition
2007 ArtParkS Sculpture Park Exhibition
2006 ArtParkS Sculpture Park Exhibition
2005 ArtParkS Sculpture Park Exhibition
2004 ArtParkS Sculpture Park Exhibition
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