Eddie Hallam has always been totally absorbed and fascinated by wildlife, and like, nothing better than sketching it in some wild and remote location.
His interest in sketching led an interest in working in 3D, initially woodcarvings but bronze was always in his sights. Its permanence appealed to him.
“After an extended stay on St Kilda to work on a bird survey, I brought back many sketches of seabirds.
“From these sketches I sculpted a puffin. It was with some trepidation that I sent it to a foundry to be cast in bronze but when I held the finished product in my hand, I knew I had found the medium I had been looking for.
I have travelled widely to study and sketch wildlife but my favourite subjects are still the British species and I now have more than 75 subjects in bronze ranging from gannets to wrens.
You can visit his gallery at Greenways Farm, Riber, DE4 5JU, from November 18-December 10, 10am-4pm. Go to http://www.wildlifesculptures.co.uk for more details.