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Sculptor Eric Kempson
Eric Kempson

About Eric Kempson

The multi-talented Eric Kempson was born in Hampshire, England in 1955, and was brought up and educated in Winchester. His early career encompassed animal keeping, working with big cats and baboons in safari parks in England and Italy, estate management, and large-scale landscape design. In 1999 he moved to Molyvos, Lesvos, Greece, with his wife and baby daughter. He now devotes himself to his painting, and to sculpture in the local olive wood:- over the years he has perfected his own techniques for working this notoriously difficult material. His influences range from Ancient Greek and Old English mythology to twentieth century Surrealism, but for his sculptures he derives his main inspiration from the grain, texture, and shape of the wood he is working with at the time. Today, Lesvos is one of the main centers of olive cultivation in Greece, with the highest density of trees - over eleven million, more than 120 for every inhabitant of the island. Eric lives and works in an olive grove in a valley within the mystic seven hills of Eftalou, home over the centuries to poets, writers, and seekers after peace and wisdom. Much of his raw material, all personally selected, comes from within walking distance, from trees at the end of their working lives, often centuries old, which over time have developed the density and beautifully convoluted grain which makes working olive wood so difficult, but which is central to his work, and makes the finished pieces so rewarding.
Sculptor Eric Kempson
Tree of life

Exhibition History of Eric Kempson

I have chosen not to "exhibit" my work as i have a permanent exhibition in my olive grove here in Eftalou. I have a shop here where i sell my sculptures and also many other things including jewelry from olive wood.

Eric Kempson

Artist Statement of Eric Kempson

Eric Kempson`s Statement
"I am not a "trained" artist. I never attended formal art training. My skills have grown and i have learned to express myself the old fashioned way, techniques by trial and error, inspiration from life itself and my surroundings. This is why i think my art is so varied, i have not been channeled into a way of thinking by other people. I love the surreal but also the classics, abstract and realism, spiritual and mythical.

Price Range of Work

Eric Kempson's work has a price range from £150 to £2,250

Mediums utilised

Eric Kempson's work is found in the following materials:

Artwork Categorised

Eric Kempson's work is found in the following categories on site:
Carved Wood Sculptures (13)
Spiritual sculpture (4)
Indoor Inside Interior Abstract Contemporary Modern Sculpture / statue / statuette / figurine (4)
Figurative Abstract Modern or Contemporary Sculptures Statues statuary statuettes figurines (3)
Indoor figurative sculpture (3)
Corporate Sculptures (3)
Contemplative, Restful, Thougtful Sculptures (2)
Mask, Wall Hung Faces and Part Heads (2)
Green Man (and Green Woman)Faces, Busts, Heads, Torsos (2)
Meditation sculpture / Statues / statuettes / figurines (2)
Anatomy, Hands and Feet and other human parts of the body Sculptures (2)
Objects of desire Sculptures (2)
Religious Sculpture (2)
Busts and Heads Sculptures Statues statuettes Commissions Bespoke Custom Portrait Memorial Commemorative sculpture or statue (2)
Humorous Witty Amusing Lighthearted Fun Jolly Whimsical Sculptures Statues statuettes figurines (2)
Mythical Sculptures (2)
Celtic Knot Work and Traditional Sculptures
Surrealist Sculpture
Stylized People Sculptures
Human Form: Abstract Sculptures
Wall Mounted or Wall Hanging sculpture
Primitive or Naive style Sculpture or Statuary
Females Women Girls Ladies Sculptures Statues statuettes figurines
Abstract Contemporary or Modern Outdoor Outside Exterior Garden / Yard Sculptures Statues statuary
Mother and Child, the Madonna, mother and children Sculptures
Birds Abstract Contemporary Stylised l Minimalist Sculpture / Statues
Interior, Indoors, Inside Sculpture
Buddha Sculptures Statues figurines statuettes
Historical Character Statues / Sculptures
Military, Soldiers, Sailors, Marines Airmen and Military Equipment
Phallic sculpture
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