Nicholas Rowsell was born around midnight on the 17th/18th of August 1960 during a dry electrical storm, in Hackney, London. This fact, according to Nick, is "Perhaps the most interesting thing about me as apparently lightbulbs were popping like champagne corks" Nicholas first picked up a hammer and chisel with the intension of creating a sculpture in 1987`and has been carving one or more pieces of sculpture ever since and does not look like he is going to stop. Nick was working as a stonecladder on a major building project in Berkley Square...
All artwork by Nicholas Rowsell Contemporary English sculptor
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'Leopards Head (Stylised Snarling Mask statue)' by Nicholas Rowsell
Description: Carved Lime Stone Leopard Snarling Bust Head Mask Trophy for sale for Indoors Inside by the Inimitable International Sculptor Nicholas Rowsell.... "This piece is Nicholas Rowsell`s version of the hallmark stamp found on gold and silver in Britain. It is the essayed stamp, the Crowns approval and proof of quality. This mark has been in practice since the reign of Edward 1st and continues to this day and here for the first time it is seen here as a sculpture in own right. The head is carved from Portland limestone (Bowers, best bed). The Base is carved from Indiana Limestone.
'Elephant (Semi abstract Carved stone statuettes)' by Nicholas Rowsell
Description: African Elephant Carved Stone Abstract Modern Stylised sculptures or statues or statuettes for sale for Outside Outdoors in the Garden or Yard as a Focal Point on a Plinth or Pedestal or Indoors Inside As an Interior decoration.... it is described thus... "Nicks Rowsell`s wonderfully audacious Elephant still wows people to this day and hopefully for many years to come. A truly surreal and masterful work. Carved in the first year of discovering his latent abilities in Stone Craft this seriously original piece of work stands alone in today`s sculptural cannon.
'Tribal Cube (Carved abstract Gargoyle Face statue)' by Nicholas Rowsell
Description: Carved Head Abstract Primitive Contemporary Stone Face sculpture Bust Sculpture Carving For Outside outdoors&Inside or Indoors by Nicholas Rowsell. " This piece by Nick is heavily detailed with tribal imagery and many other original details that defy normal descriptive platitudes. When placed centrally, so as to be appreciated from all angles, this piece becomes much more than the sum of its details as the subjectivity and superb craftsmanship combine to form a truly inspired piece of sculpture; a real original in its field with nothing being carved today coming even remotely close.
'Lioness and Baby Rhino (Stylised African Animals Fighting statuette)' by Nicholas Rowsell
Description: Rhino&Lioness Fighting Carved Lime Stone Attacking Defending Unique sculpture carving statuette for sale for Indoors Inside Interior display by Nicholas Rowsell..... "Nicholas has carved a serious piece of sculpture that is totally unflinching in its portrayal of the harsher aspects of African wildlife. The hard reality that depicts life and death up front and close is not for the uninitiated and this wild lif sculpture of conflict fearlessly captures the moment.
'Janus (two headed Face statue Carving statuette)' by Nicholas Rowsell
Description: Abstract Heads Carved Stone Unique sculpture for sale for Outdoors or Inside by Nicholas Rowsell whose mythical sculpture conjoins the two heads with two self consuming snakes that bind the two heads as without which they would tear themselves apart. The abstract detail in the two faces are distinctly different so as to imply magnetic opposites forced and bound together.
'abstract on a spike (Carved stone Modern sculptures)' by Nicholas Rowsell
Description: Abstract Stone Unique Garden statue for sale for outside outdoors by Nicholas Rowsell which seems precariously mounted almost hanging in space. At chest height this piece is aimed straight at the viewer demanding a close inspection. A cornucopia of imagery and quasi animal, human meanderings merging in stone. Figurative with classical and Pagan elements fused seamlessly together with dynamism and a confidence bordering on wit. Meticulously carved on all sides, for it has no visual week spots, this piece demands center stage of any gallery or exhibition.
'Zeus King of the Gods (Carved stone nude Male Torso Chest statue)' by Nicholas Rowsell
Description: Zeus Nude Naked Man`s Chest Male Torso stone Carving statue sculpture for sale for outdoors Outside In the Garden or Yard and Indoors Interior Decoration by The British Sculptor Nicholas Rowsell, "Nicholas Rowsell`s sculpture of Zeus stands rigid and symmetrical. Portraying the qualities both of permanence and immovability.Its paternalistic strength possesses a masculine excellence that separates it from other classical sculptures on this theme. Emotionless and foreboding supernatural is perhaps what a God should be.`
'abstract Totem 1 (Tall colmnar Vertical sculptures)' by Nicholas Rowsell
Description: Abstract Carved Stone Unique Garden statue for sale for Outside Outdoors in the Yard by the revered Artist Nick Rowsell whose use of this vibrantly coloured sandstone is to carve as nature would pair stone down over the years eroding the soft and leaving the hard. This in turn appeals to the imagination which tends to fill in its own gaps.
'female Torso (Carved stone garden/Yard statues)' by Nicholas Rowsell
Description: Carved Stone Nude or Naked Female Torso of a Woman or well developed Girl statue or sculpture for sale for Outside Outdoors Inthe garden or Yard created by Nicholas Rowsell in yet another facet of his incredible carving skill. It is Described.... "Nicholas Rowsell has surprised all that admire his work once again with this beautifully attractive piece. Voluptuous and unashamedly Sexual its confronts Nudity Issues and Body Fascism. Current facile and superficial attitudes towards the ideals of physical perfection. A Masterwork of true beauty and grace, where so much can go wrong Nicholas has definitely carved this piece to the point of excellence.
'Celtic Dragons (Carved stone Low Relief Panel statue)' by Nicholas Rowsell
Description: Intricate Celtic Knot work Carved Stone Low Relief Traditional panel for Indoors&Outside by the Meticulous Stone carver Nicholas Rowsell who has carved the true Celtic knot work here with the Celtic Dragons taken directly from the Book of Kells. The technical intricacies of this discipline have been painstakingly adhered to, so as to achieve this beautifully precise piece of heritage carving in bas-relief.
'abstract Totem. 3 (Carved Minimalist stone statue)' by Nicholas Rowsell
Description: Carved Stone Abstract Contemporary Modern Unique Outdoor sculpture statue by Nicholas Rowsell for Garden or Yard. "Nicholas Rowsell`s third Cop Cragg piece is more figurative than abstract, obviously a face in profile. This piece is a humorous and playful break from the heftier subjects Nick usually tackles but no less accomplished and very well crafted.
'Discipline Knot Work (Intricate stone Celtic Plaques)' by Nicholas Rowsell
Description: Beautifully Carved Stone Wall Plaque Bas Relief or Low Relief Knot Work Plaque or Panel sculptures for Sale for Outside Outdoors in the Yard or Garden or Inside Interiors in the House or Home by The Brilliant proponent of this Ancient Traditional Art. It is described.... "Taken from the 1980 King Crimson L.P. Discipline. Carved in Dunhouse Blue Sandstone this solid piece of Celtic Knot work is available in a large or small size.
'Celtic Leopards (Carved stone Knot Work Plaques)' by Nicholas Rowsell
Description: Carved Stone Low relief or Bas Relief Traditional Celtic design plaque or Wall Panel by Nicholas Rowsell. It is described best... "A fantastically intricate involved and intriguing piece from Nicholas Rowsell who has faithfully duplicated this ancient design from the Book of Kells. This design is around a thousand years old and therefore no issue with copyright infringement.
'Heavy Totem (Carved stone abstract Modern statue)' by Nicholas Rowsell
Description: Carved Stone Abstract Modern Contemporary Totem sculptures or statues for Sale for Outside Outdoors In the Garden or Yard as a Focal Point if with a Plinth or Pediment by that so Original and Accomplished Sculptor Nicholas Rowsell. This is described.... "This bulky and boisterous piece from Nick has a defined durability and steadfast charm all of its own. Sitting squat and proud it deserves its central stance so as to appreciate the all encompassing flow of detail that intriguingly pulls the observer around the work.
'abstract Totem 2 (Carved stone abstract Modern garden statue sculpture)' by Nicholas Rowsell
Description: Abstract Contemporary Modern Carved Stone Garden Sculpture statue for Sale for outdoors Outside Exterior Decoration by The Awardd Winning Sculptor Nicholas Rowsell. "Another beautifully simplistic abstract piece from Nick showing off this wonderful sandstone to its best advantage. Approachable from all angles its charm is unhidden and upfront for all to see.
'Celtic Dogs and Birds (Intricate Low Relief sculptures)' by Nicholas Rowsell
Description: Intricate Celtic Knot Carved Stone Traditional Bas or Low Relief sculptures or wall plaque for sale by the Versatile Nicholas Rowsell whose versatility is only matched by his Precision carving in Stone. His Work is described thus.... "The most Intricate and Complex piece of Celtic Knot work from Nick`s Book of Kells collection. As far as is known Nick Rowsell is the only artist producing this calibre of original Traditional Celtic Carved Knot-work in the world today.
'I`m as mad as hell and I`m not gonna take it anymore (Grotesque Face)' by Nicholas Rowsell
Description: Carved Angry Caricature Stylised Face sculpture statue by Nicholas Rowsell,,,, Nicholas Rowsell was so moved by the last film performance of Peter Finch, prior to his death, in the Oscar winning film `Network` he has decided to emulate and celebrate Peter`s performance with a relief sculpture in Carrera marble entitled "I`m as mad as hell and I`m not gonna take it anymore ".
Size: 456 x 306 x 50 (height x width x depth) It is a figurine sculpture It is a lifesize sculpture
Description: This hand carved sculpture depicts a symmetrical platonic kiss between a person of colour and a Caucasian man.[ Mandela and De Clerk] It would be fair to say that I had in mind, at the time, the unification of South Africa. I wished to mark that time with a piece that would reflect the politics of that country at that particular change of regime.
Size: 32 x 50 x 25 cm (height x width x depth) It is a lifesize sculpture
Description: Almost square in shape, with rounded corners, carved on the four facing sides. This piece of tough Portland limestone has been excavated for depth, Each face has heavy abstractions which has marking this piece more interpretational than figurative.
Description: Given free reign over the subjectivity of the piece by the Client, Nick was asked to encapsulate the Clients primary nature into the stone... Beautifully cut in Blaxter Sandstone this piece is ripe with colliding figurative detail all woven together seamlessly to create a iconic Totem rich in fine carving with a tightly balanced composition.
Description: Carved to a specific stance by the Client namely levering itself up through a floor. The beast is carved in two pieces, head and Ant body, they are connected by two 10mm dowels pinning the head to the body.
'High Heaton Miners Memorial, Newcastle Upon Tyne' by Nicholas Rowsell
Description: When Nick undertook this commission He had to make sure the image presented to the committee showed a pictorial representation of one of the youngest of the victims to have perished in this tragedy. The whole process of finding the right image to eventually carve in bas-relief was painstaking and drawn out. Once this had been achieved Nicholas had to carve the exact same image that had been agreed upon.
'abstract totem in Cop Crag sand stone' by Nicholas Rowsell
Description: This stone carved sculpture was commissioned by a client in Edinburgh for their parents to celebrate a golden wedding anniversary. The remit was to do whatever I wished, I settled on two figures pressed together to symbolize the innate love these two people still felt for each other.
"The problem of contemporary sculpture and the garden is one which has rankled in my mind for years. It is usually resolved through a process of inversion-that is turning it into sculpture in the garden as against garden sculpture. By that I mean the sculptor takes over the garden as an open exhibition gallery, of which the focus is their creation, to which the world of nature merely provides the frame.The Idea that sculpture is a contributory element to an overall'mise en scene',in which, sometimes its role may be incedental rather than central, has been lost.In this we have seen the betrayall of the great tradition of garden sculpture, one which was unashamed at being decorative or delightful." Sir Roy Strong
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