Eve Shepherd…



Born in Sheffield in 1976, Eve started her career as a sculptor at the tender age of 17, working as an apprentice to the well known animal sculptor Anthony Bennett. Within months, having recognised Eve’s unique talent, Bennett recommended her to the UK’s largest sculpture and heritage company Scenic Route.

At Scenic Route, Eve developed a reputation for high quality portraiture and was in high demand by many of the company’s clients. Her work included public sculptures, often above life size, many of which can still be seen exhibited internationally in almost every continent including South America, Egypt, Israel, Sweden, Singapore and Germany to name but a few. At the age of 21 Eve’s dedication to her work was recognised by Scenic Route, when she was given the responsibility of heading the Sculpting Department, managing other sculptors and taking the lead on many more large scale projects worldwide.

After several years, and having become one of the most respected sculptors in the profession, Eve decided to focus on her own work, and became freelance. Around the same time she was accepted by Chelsea University in London, where she caused a stir by re-introducing clay and figurative sculpture, to an environment which had been starved of it for many years, having instead favoured conceptual art.

In 2000 Eve was invited to become a member of the prestigious Society of Portrait Sculptors (S.P.S) and an Associate Member of The Royal British Society of Sculptors (A.R.B.S). Eve received a commendation and The Pangolin Award in the S.P.S Tiranti Prize for Young Portrait Sculptor (2002), for her work “self portrait” and was widely acclaimed by members of the S.P.S in 2003 when she exhibited “Dignified” in their Summer Exhibition that year.

As an artist, Eve has undertaken many commissions as well as focusing on her own work. Alongside her own sculpture, she is currently working on three major commissions, two being to produce full body portraits of Physicist Professor Stephen Hawking, one for Cambridge University and one for Cape Town University. The third is a private commission to create a large over life size bronze of “Harry” the lurcher.

Recently, The Ministry of Defence in London has been approached with a view to display Eve’s twice life-size war hero statue of Henry Allingham, who is not only recognised throughout the land, but is very local to Brighton in many ways too – and it’s where Eve lives.

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