BACKGROUND AND TECHNIQUE Born into a family of artists and animal lovers, Wendy was inspired from an early age by her mother’s characterful dog portraits and her own unusual menagerie of butterflies, newts and frogs. Having lived with her grandmother in Hawaii where she has drawn inspiration from the wonderful marine life there and she often holidayed with her aunt in Africa and became enamoured with the native wild animals. She discovered a feeling for sculpture at her first class with the great Clare Trenchard and has now been working as a sculptor herself for 18 months. She works in the medium of sculptural wax This is the beginning of her creative journey and she is very excited to see where it will take her. Wendy says: “I like to engage fully with the animal, befriending him (if I can) and feeling his body structure with my hands. I find that I can almost touch the soul of the animal and this helps me to bring life and depth to the physicality of the animal sculptures”.