Ronald Rae visits Alan Thornhill’s Exhibition at Stroud Museum

On Wednesday 15th August 2012 Ronald Rae visited fellow sculptor Alan Thornhill’s exhibition at the Museum in the Park, Stroud, Gloucestershire. Alan is known for his portrait heads of public figures some in the National Galleries of London, Edinburgh and Glasgow, also a series of expressive bronze sculptures permanently sited beside the River Thames at Putney. Alan who started his artistic life as a potter devised a unique technique of making sculpture which he passed on to his pupils at the Frink School of Sculpture. His retrospective at Stroud features a wonderful collection of bronzes large and small, drawings, paintings and pottery. For more information on Alan Thornhill and his work, many of which are for sale, visit his web site www.alanthornhill.co.uk

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Ian Hughes Smith August 25, 2012 at 5:50 am

What a wonderful tribute to Alan Thornhill from the exhuberant Ronald Rae who takes us round the exhibition, displaying so much passion, so much empathy with the artist that you feel you are part of the occasion. A prvilege to watch this video and hear such a fine exponent of modern sculpture opening his heart to us all. Just memorable.

Ian Hughes Smith.

Pauline August 25, 2012 at 8:48 am

Thank Ian for this lovely feedback. It was our pleasure to share Alan’s exhibition with you.

gail winstanley August 28, 2012 at 7:07 am

It’s good to see Ronnie’s passions aroused – and I can see why! Alan Thornhill’s work is so interesting and wide-ranging.

Pauline August 28, 2012 at 7:17 am

You are right. Alan’s retrospective was amazing -so many talents.

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