Denise studied sculpture at the prestigious Sir Henry Doulton School of Sculpture in Stoke-on-Trent, following an art foundation course at Cambridge.
The sculpture course was figure based, but allowed her to complement figure work with that of the horse; leading to study periods at veterinary schools in London and Cambridge.
She has worked on numerous commissions both public and private over the past 24 years examples include:
Portrait bust Sir Neville Mott Nobel prize winner for physics, Mott Building, Cambridge;
Life size equestrian statue of the last Maharajah of India, Duleep Singh, unveiled by Prince Charles. On Button Island Thetford;
Amberleigh House, winner of the 2004 Grand National. Private estate;
The Land Girl’s and lumber Jill’s memorial at Alrewas unveiled in 2014 by HRH The Countess of Wessex;
Annie Kenney, suffragette; sculpture unveiled in December 2018 in Oldham.
I will be pleased to work with the trustees of the Mary Clarke Statue appeal and to be a part of realising their mission in bringing the memory of Mary’s life story to others through the statue.
The making of a sculpture goes further than a sheer physical task it’s also about the artist’s engagement with the subject. I feel empathy with Mary, for what for she endured through her life and what she fought for. These emotions will be ever present during the realisation of the commission.
Visit Denise Dutton’s website here for further examples of her sculptures.