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Steve Winterburn

World famous British sculptor launches ‘timeless’ collection to shine light on environmental emergency.

The renowned sculptor Steve Winterburn embodies the spirit of a visionary artist who is driven by an unrelenting determination and an insatiable hunger for artistic discovery. Since his modest start in 1994, Steve has exemplified an unwavering dedication to meticulously crafting every facet of his creations, from inception to the final masterpiece. Steve Winterburn’s journey from artistry to conservation work and his latest “Timeless Collection” reflect his dedication to preserving the Earth’s biodiversity.

Steve Winterburn’s story serves as a testament to the human spirit’s capacity for transformation. Once a humble cleaner in a local factory, Winterburn has emerged as a globally renowned sculptor, leaving an indelible mark on the art world with prestigious sporting and royal commissions under his belt. A dedicated conservationist, Winterburn has journeyed worldwide, partnering with renowned environmentalists. His creative pursuits have transcended geographical boundaries, taking him from the busy streets of India to the rugged terrains of Africa, with each journey leaving an indelible mark on his art. His sculptures have graced prestigious galleries and auction houses, including the renowned Royal Academy in London, Christie’s, and Sotheby’s, Monaco Fine Arts in Monte Carlo, as well as the illustrious halls of Buckingham Palace. 

Dame Judi Dench.

Not one to rest on his laurels, Winterburn has undertaken monumental projects, including a bust of the late Queen Elizabeth II, and the grand Welsh Dragon Project, an ambitious venture poised to rival the iconic Angel of the North. His sculptures now adorn prominent landmarks like Wembley Stadium, Wigan town centre, and Doncaster, each piece embodying the essence of strength and resilience.

Turtle Release

However, Winterburn’s aspirations extend far beyond the confines of traditional sculpting. His dedication to our planet and its wildlife spans decades. Across various continents, he has spearheaded multiple ocean-focused and other conservation projects. Behind the scenes, he has worked with esteemed environmentalists including the renowned Sir David Attenborough, and has been involved in marine work that involved diving and rehabilitating rescue sea turtles in Kenya. His newly announced role as an ambassador for the charity Think Ocean underlines his commitment to a global environmental ethos, encapsulating his deep-rooted desire to safeguard the planet’s oceans and marine life.

Winterburn’s dedication to conservation is not confined to oceans alone. His long standing involvement with the Big Cat Sanctuary, where he serves as a trustee and patron, echoes his enduring passion for wildlife preservation. Notably, a significant portion of the proceeds from the sale of his collection pieces, particularly his renowned big cat sculptures, has been dedicated to supporting the sanctuary’s crucial conservation efforts.

With Prince Edward Duke of Edinburgh

Now, as the world eagerly awaits the launch of his latest creations, “The Timeless Collection,” Winterburn’s creative vision intertwines seamlessly with a fervent call to action for global environmental consciousness. Each sculpture within the collection embodies the fragile beauty of endangered species, encapsulated within symbolic elliptical structures that emphasise the delicate balance between human existence and the natural world’s intricate rhythms. The new collection stands as a poignant testament to the urgent need for collective action to protect our planet’s invaluable natural heritage. With each meticulously crafted sculpture, Winterburn invites us to reevaluate our relationship with the environment, urging us to champion conservation efforts that transcend mere artistic expression.

With Sir David Attenborough.

Reflecting on his mission, Winterburn shares: “I am driven by the belief that art has the power to ignite change, to inspire action for the protection of our world’s most vulnerable creatures. Through my work, I hope to foster a deeper connection between humanity and the environment, illuminating the fragile beauty that surrounds us.”

As the world prepares to embrace the profound message embedded within “The Timeless Collection,” Winterburn’s unwavering commitment to environmental preservation shines through, solidifying his legacy as not just an artist but a visionary advocate for the planet’s well-being. You can explore more about the work of Steve Winterburn at: winterburnfineart.com

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