Rising head and shoulders above his contemporaries Guy Portelli`s work is found all over Britain, the US and Europe, in private, public and corporate collections. Somehow with all his commissions and own inspirations he manages to find time to work on the committee of the RBS and write books on the sculptors of the 20th Century with equal skill and panache, as well as organizing art shows and events.

Sculpture is a fine art form. Simply because it serves nothing by itself and has little asked of it, but that it exists.

If it gives pleasure, provokes a response, challenges preconceptions, embraces the past, present and future. Lives happily in lots surroundings and gives us a different perspective on our world, has a strong concept and is technically well executed. Then the artist has succeeded.

Sculptures by guy portelli



Born in Durban on the 13.6.1957 and moved to England in 1969. Went to Hugh Christie Secondary Modern School, Tonbridge Medway College of Design.


The Courier 1986
Country Magazine 1987
The Times 1987
Daily Telegraph 1987
The Times 1987
Daily Telegraph 1987
The Evening Standard 1987
Design Magazine 1988
The Times 1991
Country Life Magazine 1991
Guardian 1999
IDFX Magazine 2000 and 2003
Evening Standard May 2008
Uk Press coverage August 2008 following appearance on Dragon`s Den pitching for A Pop Icons Exbition to be held in June 2009 and succeeding!
Art in England, Artists and Illustrators June 2009
Courier and Local papers in Kent JUne/July 2009.

Public Works

Fountain at Opera Terrace, Covent Garden, London - 1987
Sculptures for the Trafford Centre, Manchester -1998
Sainsbury`s Lavender Plant, 6 mts, Bronze and Mosaic, London -1999
Palio Horses for Sienna Building, Hatton Garden, London -1999.

Public Acquisitions
1983 Lifesize Masai Warrier for Commonwealth Institute 1987 13 Greek Goddesses for London Pavilion 1987 Fountain at Opera Terrace, London 1990 Sculptures Chelsea Flower Show 1991 5 metre sculpture in stone of Sir Roland Hill 1997 Eagle Gates 1998 Sculptures for the Trafford Centre 1999 Sainsbury Lavender Plant Centre 1999 Palio Horses for Sienna Buildings 2000 Design for Pantene Award 2002 Group Captain Peter Townsend Sculpture 2002 Acrobats for Tadworth Court Hospital 2003 Peace and Love for Ringo Starr 2003 Reaching Out for West Middlesex Hospital 2005 Dreamcatcher for Hillview School, Tonbridge 2005 Orchid Sculpture&Paintings, Patisserie Valerie, Spitalfields, London 2009 Additional Peace&Love Sculpture, Ringo Starr 2009 Heart Throb, The Golden Age of the Pop Icon, Mall Galleries, London 2009 Heart Throb, St Paul’s Gallery, Birmingham 2011 Spirit of 71, Swansea Museum October


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