Glenis Devereux MCSD ARBSGlenis is an internationally acknowledged commercial sculptor, now making her mark on the Art Gallery world. Self-trained and freelance, she works in a traditional style specialising in figurative work, with the main emphasis being on grace and elegance of face and form.
Her very first sculpture, a life size bust of Elvis Presley cast in bronze, was successfully auctioned at Sotheby's in Bond Street, London. Although initially sculpted for personal reasons, this work heralded the start of her professional career.
Glenis has been commissioned over the years to design and sculpt for many major international companies and institutions, which include Royal Worcester, Spode, Coalport, Boehme, Danbury Mint (USA) Franklin Mint (USA) and The Chelsea Flower Show. Please view past commercial works under 'Past Commissions'. Her experience in the field of fine bone china, led her to develop a very unique, special and personal service whereby, working from sketches or photos, she can create an exquisite bone china figurine of the Bride in her gown. Please view sample figurine and details under 'Personal Bridal Heirlooms'.
While, to date, Glenis has mainly been involved in creating designs for worldwide commercial reproduction, she is now concentrating more on her limited edition bronze figurative works. She is developing a series of period 'Bathers', which is fast becoming her trademark. It is a subject, which allows her scope to portray the most endearing of feminine traits: a sense of strength combined with sensuality, vulnerability, beauty, grace, serenity and elegance. However, a recent sculpture entitled 'A Very Special Bird' (a golden bronze egg, on dark bronze twigs) while being a totally new direction to her current range, is an idea which has appealed to her for some years.
Glenis grew up in England and currently resides in Australia while maintaining strong family ties with the UK.
Her acceptance into the following internationally recognised professional societies is testament of her ability to span the diverse fields of industry and art. She is the first sculptor to have been accepted into the Chartered Society of Designers.
Patron: Queen Elizabeth II
Patron: The Duke of Edinburgh