Grant Palmer is a hugely exciting new addition to the sculpture portfolio for 2017. An avid people watcher, Grant describes himself as an observational sculptor, looking for distinctive mannerisms and body language – the things that make an individual stand out. He then takes mental notes or even quick reminder sketches to use at a later date and delights in using these in his quirks and characteristics in his honest, original and instantly recognisable sculptures. He says: “Personality and character is the main theme throughout my work. I like to reflect human emotion which can be connected to on a personal level. It’s the greatest compliment when people tell me they feel my pieces have a genuine soul.”
His work has been sold as far afield as Australia, Russia, United States and China. He was commissioned to create a bust of Frank Sinatra through Ray Harmer of Harmers Sculptures, and the piece was presented to the man himself. Sculptor in Residence at Aynsley Design House and Cosgrove Hall; Artist in Residence at Aeddonate, a heart health charity.