"Luke Shepherds`s bronze portrait sculpture exhibits a clearly recognizable style, capturing the unique strengths and subtle nuances of each sitter. He has skillfully moved beyond his formative years into a mature and sought after bronze portrait sculptor. With early success in both in the Royal Academy, London and the Academie des Beaux-Arts, Paris"
Sculpture: 'Billy Connolly (Bronze life sized Portrait Bust Celebrity sculpture)' by Luke Shepherd
Bronze Portrait Life Sized Commissioned/Custom Bust of the Celebrity Billy Connolly Statue for sale or Commission Modelled in the dressing rooms of the Theatre Royal, Bath over 4 consecutive evenings, by Luke Shepherd with such Skill and Charm
1st edition purchased by John Reid Enterprises and 2nd owned by Billy.
Billy Connolly, known for his long, messy hair, "goatee" beard and lots of bad language in his stand-up show, was born and brought up in Glasgow, Scotland. He left school to work in the shipyards where he became a welder. He developed an interest in folk music, eventually becoming an accomplished banjo player and a member of the band "Humblebums" with Gerry Rafferty (later of "Baker Street" fame). The jokes he told between songs eventually took over his act and he became a full-time Comedian. He is by some considerable margin UK`s Top Comedian.
Billy Connolly CBE
"The Big Yin put me at ease right from the start. His eccentric and insightful chatter was far too interesting, which made concentrating on the work at hand all the more difficult.".
51 x 38 x 36 cm (height x width x depth)
approx: 1 ft 8 in x 1 ft 3 in x 1 ft 2 1/6 in It is a maquette sculpture It is a statuette sculpture It is a lifesize sculpture
Billy Connolly (Bronze life sized Portrait Bust Celebrity sculpture)
Patinated brown and green
Indoors and as a Garden Sculpture
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Peter de Sausmarez.
Its fantastic, I have spoken to the artist today to congratulated him on his work. Its in place in our garden and my family are soooooo thrilled with it, he certainly is a clever guy and very talented. I know we will get many more positive comments throughout the summer and can only say a very big thank you for the opportunity to own something that we would not think of having.... [Read more]
Mrs D. Radford, Tring, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom.