Steve Winterburn – Taking it Easy


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Steve Winterburn (British born.)
Taking it Easy

Medium: Bronze on Granite
Size: 37 x 28 x 20 cm
Signature: Edition 1/8

Direct from the artist’s studio, United Kingdom

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Artwork Description

Over the years of working in wildlife conservation Steve witnessed and endured some terrible things which shaped him and his artwork for years to come. One of the most powerful of these was with the baby African Elephant called Maluti.

Steve had the chance to work alongside Maluti a beautiful orphan elephant from the age of around 6 weeks and was seen as the oldest and fittest of the orphans on the program. Unfortunately, she came to an unexpected end one night due to a lung condition, this hit the whole team so hard and Steve was left devastated. He decided to sculpt and portray Maluti in bronze so her story and memory would live on.

This piece has a lovely feel with Maluti captured lying down, poised with a gentle and warm spirit, both characteristics that resonated through to Steve in his time spent with her. This composition combined with the incredible details created from Steve’s tooling strokes creates a very welcoming sculpture that really draws in the audience and allows them to connect with the character of Maluti and feel her story through Steve’s expression, which is exactly what he wanted to achieve.


As a long serving trustee and wildlife conservationist enthusiast, Steve has travelled the world gaining inspiration and knowledge about animals. He began expressing the inspiration through painting, but with an engineering background it wasn’t long before he taught himself to sculpt and then later launched his own family run studio and foundry in 2002. The business has now flourished and boasts more than 20 years of experience in delivering a huge number of challenging and varied commissions.

Steve is a world renowned sculptor and works with a number of well established names from the fine-art world, including: Halcyon Gallery, Carrs Silver, Monaco Fine Arts, Hickmet Fine Arts, Sotheby’s, Christies, LAPADA and BADA. Along the journey of working with precious metals Steve and his family have obtained the skills to work with silver and gold and have been granted their own British Hallmark. Sports fans may also be familiar with his flagship piece at Wembley Stadium: this spectacular bronze commissioned by the charity Rugby League Cares, features five legends of Rugby League which is now considered a Wembley landmark in its own right.

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