Andrew Kay – Artist’s biography and work
Based in Cumbria, Andrew Kay is an award winning sculptor whose work can be seen throughout the world. From Beckside studio, set in the wild moorland of his native county, Andrew creates sculpture that attracts wide spread acclaim; his work being commissioned by both public estates and private collectors. Drawing from the natural world for inspiration, the life size sculptures capture the powerful anatomy and essence of wild beasts using deceptively simple form and structure.
Andrew’s artwork for Gyosei– Life sized Shire horse in steel
For the Gyosei Art Trail, Andrew has created a powerful Shire Horse whose steady toil propelled the barges of yesteryear along the towpaths of the Grand Union canal. Andrew says he has tried to capture the huge strength and solidity of a Shire, while also suggesting the animals’ calm, resolute approach to the task in hand.