Judy Boyt MA. FRSS is a sculptor and designer with a passion for the natural world.
“I want the sculptures to convey the energy and life that will engage the observer.” A little girl was heard saying to her mother while standing in front of Waiting…. (The Working Horse Monument in Liverpool,) ‘…. if I stand here long enough I will see it move ‘ said a little girl watching Waiting!!!
‘Judy Boyt is so inspiring, her extra ordinary talent, passion for sculpture and her endless pursuit of excellence, only the best will do. This can be seen in her own work, her pieces speak for themselves and are treasures for life.’
Judy’s most recent bronze sculpture of the renowned broodmare Hasili, was installed at HH The Prince Khalid Abdullah’s (Juddmonte Racing) Banstead Manor Stud, Newmarket.
Along with Judy’s considerable range of small and large sculptures, she is developing the more abstracted and focal concepts, combined with the recognisable figurative element. Epsom’s Evocation of Speed is the starting point for this style of work, followed by the sculpture ‘By a Head..’ Size and scale is getting bigger too – something that does not daunt her – The monumental equine bronze Rebellion is twice life size and is gracing the City of London Skyline.
She is working, in collaboration with fellow artist Tessa Campbell Fraser on the proposed sculpture The Royal Procession (life size carriage and four horses) potentially for Royal Ascot Racecourse.
Major commissions include: (not complete list) THE MITSUBISHI MOTORS BADMINTON HORSE TRIALS SILVER TROPHY – Badminton 3D Event HASILI –HH The Prince Khalid Abdullah, Juddmonte Racing, Banstead Manor Stud Newmarket ‘REBELLION’, (twice life size bronze horse) commissioned by Standard Life, is sited on top of his 100ft tower, Middlesex Street, City of London. (Awarded the Royal British Sculptors Society medal for outstanding public sculpture in London. Initially exhibited in Trafalgar Square before going up to final site.THE HERONS – 2 life size bronze herons. The Royal Palaces, Oman NASHWAN AND DAYJUR – HH Shiekh Hamdan al Maktoum THE AL ANNUD ARAB RACING AWARDS commissioned by HH The Late President of the UAE POLO BRONZES ( high and bas reliefs) – Sultan of Bruneii ‘EVOCATION OF SPEED’ (Millennium sculpture) Epsom and Ewell Borough Council. ‘WAITING..’ THE WORKING HORSE MONUMENT, The Albert Dock, Liverpool. UP TO THE LINE Centrica HQ, Windsor commissioned by RedRow. UK. THE BLACK PRINCE monumental size Aberdeen Angus Bull, Morpeth. Commissioned by Dransfields Properties/Developers THE ‘WATCHKEEPER’ The Naval College, Dartmouth Bronze figure based on a WWII Officer. ‘GOLDEN MILLER’ sited at Cheltenham racecourse. THE DUTCH MARINE (life size figure): The Dutch Marine HQ in Dorn, The Netherlands, in collaboration with Pru Hicks (Peter Hicks Ltd). KATARINO Commissioned by Robert Waly Cohen THE 3 DAY EVENT – SPORTING MOMENTS FOR OLYMPICS 2012 THE ROYAL CORGIS AND CLEVELAND BAY HORSE – HM The Queen. MAY, THE RESCUE PONY – WORLD HORSE WELFARE The Invisible Horse Trail 2016
Shortlisted for projects including: The Armed Forces Memorial, The National Arboretum, Staffordshire Collaborative Team consisted of : Sculptor Judy Boyt; Stained Glass Artist: Sasha Ward; Landscape Architects: Plincke; Architects: Design Engine; Structural Engineer – MLDE (Mark Lovell Design Engineers) The Mine Clearance Divers monument in Portsmouth A monumental bronze sculpture supported by sheets of laminated glass to be placed in Vernon dock, Gun Wharf Quay, Portsmouth. Bellerophon and Pegasus. Colchester HQ.
TV and Publications ‘Going for Bronze’ HTV documentary following Judy, designing, sculpting and producing the monumental Equestrian bronze ‘Up to the Line’ for Centrica’s HQ in Windsor. Magazines including Country Life, Wiltshire Life, Sussex Life, Polo, The Field, the Horse and Hound The Immortals of British Sport by Ian Hewitt and Sampson Lloyd, a celebration of Britain’s sporting history through Sculpture.
Qualifications and Positions held:
FRSS Fellow of Royal Society of Sculptors MA Industrial Design and Management (Ceramics) BA Hons. Ceramic and 3Dimensional Design
Assistant Art Director – Boehm of Malvern and USA Designer at Wedgwood of Barlaston, Stoke on Trent Designer and sculptor – Peter Hicks Ltd Consultant to Art Advisory panel – Kennet District Council Consultant design advisor :Tara Fine China, Ireland Freelance designer and sculptor – Border Fine Art Expert Witness for copyright (London) Principal and co tutor: Shropshire, Leicestershire (HorsesInsideOut) Equine Sculpture Workshops Mentor – to other artists of all levels.
The Royal British Sculptors Medal. The Sculpture of Outstanding Merit in London – ‘Rebellion’ commissioned by Standard Life.
The British Sporting Art Award for Sculpture – ‘Katarino’ commissioned by Robert Waley Cohen
The British Sporting Art Trust Award for Sculpture -‘The Violettas’ Two donkeys’ head studies
The British Sporting Art Trust Award – ‘Evocation of Speed’, Epsom.
Sladmore Sculpture Award
International Trades Fair Award, Birmingham
The Heredities and Daily Telegraph Awards – finalist
For further information and commissions, please contact me.