Christine Charlesworth FRSA MRSS SWA


Artist details

Christine specialises in figurative and portrait sculpture using traditional methods of clay modelling and bronze casting, but also enjoys working with welded fabricated metals to produce sculpture in a more contemporary style. In each artwork, she endeavors to capture the character, spirit and motivation of her subject, working from live sittings or, where necessary, from photographs and other historical records. Christine also likes to capture a feeling of life and movement in her figures.

Christine has completed over sixty public and private commissions and many limited-edition figurative sculptures. As well as in public spaces, her works can be found in many private collections throughout UK, Continental Europe, Australia, the Caribbean, Singapore, Russia, India, USA and Hong Kong.

Career history

Trained at Wolverhampton College of Art 1965 – 1967.
Moved to Surrey in 1995 and concentrated on career as Sculptor.
Since 2000 completed 60 public and private commissions.

  • 2007 – Elected member of the Society of Women Artists.
  • 2008 – Elected member of the Royal British Society of Sculptors.
  • 2008 – 2010 Selected artist with Lloyds Private Banking.
  • 2010 – 2012 – Selected as artist with BT ‘Art of Sport’ leading up to and including 2012 Olympics.
  • 2011 – Awarded the ASC Sculpture award at Mall Galleries, London
  • 2017 – Awarded a Gold Medal at RHS Chelsea Flower Show for sculptures in Scotts Miracle-Gro ‘Come to your Senses’ eco-therapy garden design.
  • 2021 – Elected as Fellow of Royal Society of Arts

Examples of public commissions

OUT OF REACH         Full size figure. Garden of Remembrance at The Royal School, Haslemere 2004
SEEDS OF HOPE        Two life-size figures.  Seeds of Hope Garden at Guildford Cathedral
ORANGES & LEMONS   4 life-size children, for Ramster,  Surrey 2009
GIRL WITH VIOLIN       Life-size figure of girl playing the violin. Ramster, Surrey, 2010
WINNING SHOT        Ade Adepitan MBE playing wheelchair basketball.  Purchased by:  Woking Borough Council, Sir Keith Mills, London and  Enham Trust, Hampshire.
FOCUS ON WINNING Portrait head and shoulders of Giles Long Paralympic Gold medalist
WE CARRIED THE FLAME   BT Tower London and Waverley Council Offices, Godalming.
DIVING IN                 Figure of diver. University of Surrey Sports Park 2012.
IAN RICKETTS            Portrait head and shoulders for GSA University of Surrey. 2012
TERESA                      Portrait head and shoulders for restaurant chain in Bermuda 2014
CONAN DOYLE           Portrait for Hindhead Golf Club  2015
4 BRONZE TROPIES   Portraits & figures for Hindhead Golf Club  2015
SPRINT                      1.8 Meter racing female as focal point at entrance to Wing Tai Hillside development, Hong Kong 2015 -2016
LORD NOON              Portrait head & shoulders x 4 for Noon HQ/Bombay Halwa/University of East London and The Noon Hospital Rajasthan   2016
PEOPLE OF GUILDFORD   Permanent Installation using laser-cut stainless steel depicting everyday life of people in Guildford.  36 figures in double-sided silhouettes with cut-outs, attached to 43 meters of railings along the boundary of Station View, Guildford, for Taylor Wimpey.  2016.
RANELAGH GIRL       Adaptation of existing limited edition to make an original figure of Ranelagh Schoolgirl in uniform. July 2019.
PEACE & MAGNA CARTA   2.5 Meter tall, stainless steel double sided, laser cut figure of King John for Runnymede Borough Council.
GRETA THUNBERG Bronze life-size standing portrait figure for Winchester University. Unveiled in March 2021. (World first).
SAILORS PAST & FUTURE 2 meter tall double-sided figure. One side sailor 1916 other side sailor 2016. Woodland Trust Jutland Commemorative Grove. May 2021
EMILY WILDING DAVISON Life-size seated portrait figure in bronze on granite bench. Epsom town center. Unveiled June 2021
BUTTERFLY BOY Life-size figure for Butterfly Garden, Commemorative area, Cheltenham September 2021

Work in Progress

DAME ETHEL SMYTH      One and quarter life-size standing portrait figure in Bronze for Woking town center. Unveiling delayed due to site works not completed. Anticipate January 2022.