charles westgarth

This artist accepts commissions

Mediums Used

Charles Westgarth was born 1977 in central London against a background of musical theatre, the artist spent much of his childhood in the company of dancers and performing artists, an experience that would later resurface in his work.

Charles Westgarth later obtained a Diploma in Foundation Studies in Art and Design and continued to achieve a First Class Honours Degree in Model Design. His development as an artist therefore evolved through a range of disciplines and life experiences, initially working on various film and television projects followed by a career in product model making. He continued to develop and perfect his skills as a practitioner. This work would then contribute to his long term plans to travel, the journey covering parts of South East Asia, Australia and Europe.

On returning to the UK Charles Westgarth opened his Hertfordshire studio and began personal and commissioned sculpture. Bronze has been his chosen medium and more recently marble after having spent several summers in Greece on the Cycladic Island of Tinos learning the traditional methods of marble carving under local artist and artisan Petros Dellatollas.

Charles has undertaken a selection of commissions both private and corporate including sculptures for Gilead Sciences, Grove Design interior designers, Amwell View school Hertfordshire, two large scale bronze`s for P&O`s new luxury cruise ship `Azura`, restoration of a war memorial for Bermondsey and Rotherhithe council, Dulwich Hamlet FC London and in 2005 won a public commission for Ware town centre in Hertfordshire. He exhibits in many galleries and participates in group exhibitions across England and more recently in Belgium and Cyprus. Charles` sculptures can be found in collections throughout the UK and Europe and as far off as the Philippines.

“My fascination with the beauty of natural form manifests itself in my work on a variety of levels and from different approaches, therefore my self expression is most easily translated in to form through a series of themes, such as Dance, Movement, Energy, Evolution, Transition, Fluidity etc.”

Dance and Movement

In this series of bronze Charles Westgarth explores the expressive nature and communication of dance. Understanding emotion to be the single driving force allows the artist to successfully convey feeling through the movement in his work. With careful interpretation he translates the physical narrative of dance in to slender elegant forms, extracting only the essential line and curve required to capture their specific energy and motion.

Creation and Evolution

In this latest series Charles focuses his attention on the subject of evolution, the elements required for creation and the devices nature employs to combat the struggle of growth in life. Nurture, protection, travel, adaptation, development, transition are all addressed in this series of organic forms. Each piece combines the line and form of a number of nature`s creations, seeds, shoots, shells and human anatomy among them. Twisting and spiralling upward with fluid movement through curves and counter curves the pieces are symbolic of progress and evolution as they morph and shift in shape and direction.

Sculptures by charles westgarth



Charles Westgarth writes....My development as an artist has evolved through a range of disciplines and experiences, initially special effects and production quality model making. I began sculpting professionally in the summer of 2002 following a tour of Europe.

I am fascinated by the dynamic energy and mood encapsulated within the medium of dance, and with careful interpretation how those qualities can be enhanced to enable their successful translation to a sculpture that embraces the essence of movement.

Personal Commissions

Jan 2011 Private Commission Portrait bust of baby girl, bronze
June 2010 Private Commission Life size boy playing Cricket, bronze
May 2010 Private Commission Abstract Form, Belgian Black marble
Mar 2010 Private Commission Coat of Arms, Low Releif, bronze
Mar 2010 Private Commission Mother and Child - life size, bronze
Jan 2009 Azura P and O Cruises 2x Large scale bronzes for new cruise ship Azura
Nov 2008 Rotherhithe Council Sculptural Restoration, War Memorial, bronze
Apr 2008 Private Commission (Collie Dogs), Chivers and Benson, 1:6 scale, bronze
Dec 2006 Private Commission (Doberman Portrait Bust), Crufts winner `05, bronze
Aug 2006 Dulwich Hamlet FC (Lorrain Wilson), releif portrait of founder, bronze,
Dulwich FC, London
July 2006 Private Commission (For Life), small scale figurative sculpture, bronze.
Nov 2005 Private Commission (Flamenco), large scale figurative sculpture, bronze.
Oct 2005 Ware Town Council (Untitled), large scale public commission for (on going) the market square, Ware town centre, Hertfordshire
Jul 2005 Private Commission (Toby), portrait bust, chocolate Labrador, bronze.
Jan 2005 Amwell View School (Fluid Form), large scale abstract sculpture,
Aluminium, Hertfordshire
Nov 2004 Private Commission (Eleftheria), fiber glass
Sep 2004 Private Commission (Mr. P. Moles), terracotta plaster.
Jan 2004 Private Commission (Grey Salute), race horse, 1:5 scale, bronze
Jan 2003 Gilead Sciences (Viread), company logo, onyx resin, Cambridge
Jul 2002 Private Commission (Flick), bust of a horse, 1:2 scale, bronze resin

Self Employed
Trading as Charles Westgarth Sculpture, Beech Hyde Farm
Wheathampstead, Hertfordshire

Jan 02 to date My work covers, portraiture, figurative and abstract sculpture in bronze, marble and stone and metal resins, modeling in clay, plastiline, plaster, polystyrene or directly in stone. My work also includes mould making, enlargement, restoration, metal chasing and patination of personal and commissioned work.

Freelance Work

Aug 11 to date MDM Props - Sculpture, model making and fabrication
Herne Hill Road, Herne Hill, London
Sculpture projects undertaken - Swan and Bat boy for Raquib Shaw (Chasing and finishing)
Rocking Horse Boy (new sculpture for the Fourth Plinth Trafalgar square) for artists Elmgreen and Dragset (sculpting)
5m Orchids for Marc Quinn (sculpting)

Bronze Age Sculpture Casting Foundry, Limehouse, Docklands, London.
May 11 to date Metal chasing, welding

Milwyn Casting - Art Foundry, Highlands farm, Leatherhead, Surrey.
Sep 10 to date Metal chasing, wax chasing and mirror finish polishing in bronze.

Zahra Modern Art Foundries, Braintree, Essex
Aug 10 to date Wax casting and chasing, running up of wax casts and investing in ceramic shell, mould making, metal chasing, origination, polystyrene carving, patination. Enlargement of art works for Nasser Azam.

ATOM Creative Solutions and Thorp architectural model makers
Sunningdale, Berkshire
Aug 01 - Dec 01 Fabrication of toy prototypes, product models, architectural models, paint finishing with airgun/airbrush.

Band of Brothers - film for television, Prosthetics Dept.
Hatfield Herts
Dec 00 Prosthetic sculpture and on-set assisitant

ATOM Creative Solutions and Thorp architectural model makers
Sunningdale, Berkshire
Jul 00 - Nov 00 Fabrication of toy prototypes, product models architectural models, paint finishing with airgun/airbrush.


Jan 01 - Jul 01 South East Asia, Australia and Europe

Work Placement
Artem, Perivale, Middlesex
Jan 99 - Jul 99 Prop fabrication, physical effects, sculpture, welding.

Public Acquisitions
Jan 2009 Azura P and O Cruises 2x Large scale bronzes for new cruise ship Azura.


This artists work is found in the following categories on site:
Animal Busts or Heads or Masks or Trophies For Sale or Commission Dogs Sculpture Domestic Animal Sculpture Pet and Animal Portrait Custom or Bespoke or Commission Commemorative or Memorial sculpture statue Abstract Contemporary Modern Civic Urban sculpture statue statuary Abstract Contemporary Nude sculpture statues Abstract Dance/Dancer sculptures Abstract Modern Contemporary statues sculpture statuary Abstract Woman Female Lady Girl sculpture statue Bronze Little or Small sculpture Colourful Polychrome Sculpture Multi-Coloured Statues statuettes statuary Contemplative, Restful, Thougtful Sculptures Dance Sculptures and Ballet sculptures Females Women Girls Ladies Sculptures Statues statuettes figurines Flamboyant Colourful Exuberant Exotic Gaudy Gorgeous Decorative Vivid Brightly Coloured Spectacular Sculptures Focal Point Abstract Contemporary Modern sculpture statue Gleaming Shiny Highly Polished Stainless Steel and Precious Metals sculpture Happiness/Joy/Exuberance/Wild Pleasure sculpture Herons Cranes Storks Flamingos Egrets Waders sculpture statues. Human Form: Abstract Sculptures Indoor Inside Interior Abstract Contemporary Modern Sculptures Indoors Inside Sculpture Interior Indoors Inside Sculpture Painted Coloured Tinted Patinated Enamelled sculptures statues statuettes Entertainer Actor Circus Stage Performer sculptures or statues Fantasy sculpture or Statue Figurative Abstract Modern or Contemporary Sculptures Statues statuary statuettes figurines Indoor figurative sculpture Interior Little Female Girl Lady Woman sculpture statues Minimalist Understated Abstract Contemporary Sculpture statuary statuettes Modern Abstract Contemporary Avant Garde Sculptures or Statues or statuettes or statuary Polished Shining Gleaming Metal Sculpture statues and statuettes Stylized People Sculptures Tabletop Desktop Small Indoor Statuettes Figurines Sculptures Carved Abstract Contemporary Modern sculpture statue carving Carved or Carving sculpture Carved Stone Marble Slate Granite Garden Yard Park sculpture for Outside Outdoors Carved Stone, Marble, Alabaster, Soap Stone Granite Lime stone Columnar Pillar Upright Vertical Stele Abstract Contemorary Modern sculpture statue statuary Exuberance Exhileration Joyful Abstract Contemporary Sculpture Statues Objects of desire sculptures Serene Contemplative Calm Female Woman sculpture Abstract Contemporary Modern Outdoor Outside Garden / Yard Sculptures Statues statuary Abstract Plants Fruits Trees Leaves Flowers statues sculptures Bronze Garden sculpture Garden Or Yard / Outside and Outdoor Sculptures Spirit of Dance Abstract Contemporary Modern sculpture Small /Little Abstract Contemporary sculptures/statues Stylised Birds sculptures/statues/statuary/ornaments figurines/statuettes Wild Bird Sculptures Commission and Custom and Bespoke sculpture Statues Foals Fillies ColtsYoung Horses sculpturs Statues Statuettes Horse and Rider/Jockey Sculpture/Equestrian Sculptures Horse Sculpture/ Equines Race Horses Pack HorseCart Horses Plough Horsess Horses Outdoors, Outside, Life Size, Big, Large, Huge Sculptures Statues memorials commissions custom made