michael talbot has dedicated himself to the creation of figurative sculpture
Having completed his BA Hons degree in Sculpture, Michael was awarded a scholarship for postgraduate study in 1980 to the prestigious Royal Academy Schools in London, where he won the Landseer Prize in 1983.  He went onto study sculpture under Colin Melbourne ARCA and Dame Elizabeth Frink RA at the Sir Henry Doulton Sculpture School, and was elected member of the Royal Society of British Sculptors in 1997.

It is testament to his skill, and the uniqueness of his pieces, that Michael's sculpture can be found in public and private collections throughout the world including those held by Patrick Lichfield, Lord Gibson (former chairman of the Arts Council), and the NatWest Bank. 

The inspiration for Michael's pieces has always been taken from the human form.  He creates original clay sculptures which are then cast into bronze and uniquely finished, often with chemical patination.  This process allows Michael to have complete control over enhancing and refining the final image of the sculpture.

"The human form gives me an endless source of inspiration. The subtlest of movements and expressions can be captured in the sculpture to portray a myriad of emotions and convey tension, drama, fluidity and grace. No other subject has this richness of emotional and spiritual content or the capacity to convey such a broad and interesting narrative."

                                                                                                                  - Michael Talbot