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Sculptor Donald Foxley BA
Donald Foxley

About Donald Foxley

Donald Foxley was the Founder and first Chairman of the Cumbria Sculpture Association, has a style strongly of his own, and his career in Aviation Engineering comes through in some of his pieces. Although a latecomer to the Art, he finds time to teach his individual approach, and is featured in many private and public collections.

Exhibition History of Donald Foxley

1995 - Open College of the Arts students exhibition
Central St. Martins College

1996 - Osterley House (NT)
Petworth House (NT)
Michelham Priory
Henley Festival
Guildford House
Chilworth Manor, Surrey

1997 - Osterley House (NT)
Artspace Gallery, The Barn, Henley
Chilworth Manor, Surrey
Royal Horticultural Society Gardens, Wisley,

Biography / CV of Donald Foxley

I took up sculpture in 1992, and it became so important to me that in 1994 I left my career in civil aviation engineering in order to concentrate on it full time. I attended a range of courses and took every opportunity to increase my understanding of sculpture and my range of sculptural techniques. I started off in adult education classes, and progressed to the Open College of the Arts sculpture 1 and 2 courses and an advanced sculpture workshop at a further education college.

I learnt an enormous amount from a variety of tutors and decided that I wanted to pass on what I had learned and add my own understanding to it. I therefore took the City and Guilds 730 adult teaching course, and developed a Creative Sculpture course, which I am now teaching.

Artist Statement of Donald Foxley

My early works were small pieces, mainly in clay. Even then, I recognised that some of them has an architectural quality that really required a larger scale and an appropriate outdoor setting. I therefore started to work larger, employing new materials suitable to the size. In 1997 I made "Naissance" a 12 feet high piece, which was purchased by the Royal Horticultural Society, and is now on permanent display at the RHS Gardens, Wisley.

I not make works in a wide range of sizes, dependent on the design and intended setting. I have just completed "Significant For". 15 feet high, which was also on display at Wisley. I was a finalist in a competition for a memorial sculpture on Boston, Lincolnshire, and I have works in a number of private collections.

Qualifications / Education of Donald Foxley

Open College of the Arts
further education college

Price Range of Work

Donald Foxley's work has a price range from £1,150 to £5,000

Mediums utilised

Donald Foxley's work is found in the following materials:

Artwork Categorised

Donald Foxley's work is found in the following categories on site:
Abstract Modern Contemporary Avant Garde Sculptures Statues statuettes figurines statuary both Indoor Or outside (4)
Animal Abstract Contemporary Modern Stylised Minimalist Sculptures (2)
Garden Or Yard / Outside and Outdoor Sculptures (2)
Abstract Contemporary or Modern Outdoor Outside Exterior Garden / Yard Sculptures Statues statuary (2)
Organic / Abstract Sculpture
Varietal Mix of Bird Sculptures or Statues
Human Form: Abstract Sculptures
Round Disk, Dish, Flat Circular Ring Shaped Sculptures / Statues statuette statuary
Water Birds / Water Fowl / Seabirds / Waders
Minimalist Understated Abstract Contemporary Sculpture statuary statuettes
Animals in General Sculptures Statues
Wild Animals and Wild Life Sculptures

ArtParkS Sculpture Park Yearly exhibitions

Donald Foxley's work has been exhibited at the following yearly exhibitions held at the ArtParkS sculpture park:
2007 ArtParkS Sculpture Park Exhibition
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