Christopher Townsend - Sculptor/Artist
Original Art and Sculpture, Sales and Commissions
The Old Forge, Asthall Barrow Farm, Asthall, Oxfordshire, OX18 4HJ
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About Me

Since graduating from Liverpool University in 1996, with a first class combined honours degree in Fine Art and Psychology I have been practicing my art in a studio based at Crown Farm in Ascott-u-Wychwood, Oxfordshire.

Current Focus

My work at the moment is concerned with challenging sculptural space, through the creation of work which is wall, ceiling or floor based. Throughout my work there is a base awareness and interest in line, form and balance.

I am excited by the thought of creating a unique visual language with my work, an individual way in which one is describing and interpreting a journey through life and responses to stimuli, feelings and emotions.

Environmental Influences

The environment and location around my studio bares influence on my work with agricultural links to the land and landscape, of the earth!

There is also a strong influence of the sea and things watery in my work born from visits to Devon and Cornwall and perhaps a desire to live by the sea.

My Materials

In my sculpture I mainly work with mild steel, stainless steel, found metal objects, stone and wood.

In my paintings I use acrylics on paper, canvas and board. I also employ food stuffs to make marks and colour in my pictures and I quite often use iron filings to add texture to my pictures.

Other Influences

Other influences on my work include studying Tai chi and kick boxing which helps me with the understanding of balance of the human form, and aids my concentration whilst I work and maintains my body to enable me to work with vigour.

See My Work

I mainly work to commission, but also exhibit in galleries and one off shows throughout the country. My work is now in private collections around the world.

I have recently become more involved in public art projects and have carried out a number of practical inset days in schools, working with children from years 4 to 8.

Artistic Influences

Picasso, Miro, Dali, Klee, Goudi, David Smith, Ben Nicholson, Barbara Hepworth, Giacometti, Naum Gabo, Hr Giger, Georgia O'Keeffe, Antony Caro, Bruce Gray and Ann Gingell to name but a few...


Chris Townsend at work Chris Townsend welding grinding away traditional metal techniques for modern sculpture