Brook Hobbins produces work to commission, for exhibition and for sale. She is a Member of the Society of Portrait Sculptors and the sculpted portrait is at the heart of her practice. Currently, you can commission her to make a sculpted portrait from photographs. And when live sittings are possible, these can be arranged at your home or at Brook’s studio on the East Kent coast.
Brook welcomes enquiries for contemporary, historic and posthumous portraits, as well other private or public sculpture commissions. There is the opportunity to buy your own contemporary bronze sculpture, and limited editions of work featured on this website are for sale – view here.
Ideally a portrait sculpture is created from life. During the first sitting I discuss options for the form and character of the piece with the sitter — or we may simply agree to get started and see what happens.
There's no need to sit completely still or be silent – chatting is fine. I usually take a set of still photos, a video and some measurements at the first sitting.
The portrait is modelled in clay and will gradually evolve over the course of about six sittings. But if time constraints or other factors make sittings difficult, it's possible to work partly or even exclusively from photographs.
"We cannot recommend Brook highly enough. From commission to completion her professionalism was exceptional. The process appeared effortless and was an enriching experience."
Sculpture by Brook Hobbins is available to commission or for sale - cast in bronze or Jesmonite from clay, wax or plaster originals - and a small number of pieces are also available in slip-cast ceramic. Additionally, high quality limited edition Giclée prints of Brook's drawings are for sale to order.
A snapshot of Brook's growing body of work and insights into her studio practice can be viewed in the 'Works' section. This includes commissioned portrait sculpture, narrative sculpture, works on paper as well as the sculptural processes that inform the finished work.