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Tom Maley

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Sculptor Tom Maley
Tom Maley

About Tom Maley

Tom Maley is multi talented and skilful artist who uses his imagination and his background in the industrial north to create powerful images from a variety of materials, often with a touch of humour, but always with the punch of a pile driver.

Exhibition History of Tom Maley

Tom Maley`s Solo Exhibition 2003
The Return of Icarus` - Woodhorn Colliery Museum.

Palm Beach Biennale 2006
Invited by the Palm Beach Cultural Trust in Florida to exhibit at the Inaugural International Sculpture Biennale.

Hartlepool Art Gallery 2009
Invited by Hartlepool Town Council to exhibit at the Town`s Art Gallery.

Biography / CV of Tom Maley

Tom Maley`s Biography
The impetus for my work lies in design and build, whether that be; sculptural, architectural or engineering.

My father encouraged his children to pursue their talents and encouraged me to believe that I could do anything if I was determined enough. He was a talented sculptor in his own right but was more interested in teaching others how to develope their own talents and so I started sculpting as a child mostly copying what my father was doing, the best way to learn.

As a young boy I would sketch recreationally, perhaps the most pivotal moment for me being the discovery of the drawings of Michelangelo and Leonardo.

Although my drawing talents were acknowledged during my teens by various art teachers, I decided not to pursue a formal art education, choosing a career in design engineering. This allowed me to develop the all round skills of the renaissance artists I so admired. I thus continued on a self taught basis with my artistic studies.

In my early years I continued to draw and started to carve stone, but my sculpting really began when I discovered modelling with clay.

The clay modelling became an obsession with me and I very quickly started producing portraits. I was soon producing life-size figures modelled, moulded and cast. This resulted in several civic commissions and lead to my first solo exhibition.
Present projects include my ongoing `Pop Art` series entitled `The Return of 1carus` and future projects will include the `Launderette` a contemporary take on Supernatural Delusion.

Artist Statement of Tom Maley

Tom Maley is a self taught sculptor, designer and architect with a background in mechanical design. Work is based on the human figure but will often contain contemporary mechanical elements to further illustrate and develop a given subject or idea.

Awards and Prizes of Tom Maley

Tom Maley`s Awards
People`s Award for 1carus
at the 2006 Palm Beach Biennale.

Acquisitions / Collections of work by Tom Maley

Tom Maley`s Private Commission:-

2003 - Icarus flighted fantasy.

Public Works of Tom Maley

Tom Maley`s Commissions and Projects:- (1993-Present)

Growler Bronze - Jaguar Cars.

Jimi Hendrix Bronze for the Newcastle Guitar Festival.
Jackie Milburn Bronze Bust for Woodhorn Colliery Museum.
Jackie Milburn Bronze Statue for Woodhorn Colliery Exhibition.
Jackie Milburn Bronze Statue - at St James` Park, Newcastle.
Sir John Hall Bronze Bust for Wynyard Hall.
`Icarus` Bronze and Stainless steel fantasy - private commission.
Wilf Mannion Bronze Statue, Riverside Stadium, Middlesbrough Football Club.

`Transition` - Stainless steel Obelisk, Ford Motor Co. Middlesbrough
Josephine Butler Bronze Statue, Glendale Gateway Trust, Wooler.
Unknown Soldier - Bronze Statue - Ashington War Memorial - Royal British Legion and Wansbeck District Council.
Sir Frank Atkinson - Bronze Bust - Founder Beamish Museum.

Garden Sculptures - for Sir Bobby and Lady Elsie Robson.

Trevor Bennett Statue - Bronze statue for Leicester County Cricket club.

Sir Bobby Robson - Larger than lifesize Bronze Bust for Newcastle United Football Club.
Alan Shearer and Jackie Milburn statues - 12 feet high Bronze Statues for Newcastle United Football Club (work in progress).
Robin of Pegswood - 36 feet high landmark Sculpture for Bothal Estates.
Ellington Mining Memorial - Bronze Statue - Ellington Colliery.

Price Range of Work

Tom Maley's work has a price range of around £50,000

Mediums utilised

Tom Maley's work is found in the following materials:

Artwork Categorised

Tom Maley's work is found in the following categories on site:
Portrait Sculptures / Commission or Bespoke or Customised Sculptures (6)
Commission and Custom and Bespoke sculpture Statues (5)
Celebrity and Star Sculptures (5)
Commemoratives and Memorials Sculptures (5)
Male Men Youths Masculine Statues Sculptures statuettes figurines (5)
Garden Or Yard / Outside and Outdoor Sculptures (4)
Footballers Football Players Soccer Players sculpture statue statuettes (4)
Nudes / Male Sculpture (3)
Human Figurative Sculptures (3)
Champions Sculptures Statues statuettes figurines (2)
Sculptures of Sport in General (2)
Poolside Sculptures (2)
Busts and Heads Sculptures Statues statuettes Commissions Bespoke Custom Portrait Memorial Commemorative sculpture or statue (2)
Nudes, Female Sculptures
Human Form: Abstract Sculptures
Historical Character Statues / Sculptures
Sensual Sculptures or Statues
Mother and Child, the Madonna, mother and children Sculptures
Children Child Babies Infants Toddlers Kids Sculptures Statues statuettes figurines
Modern Abstract Contemporary Avant Garde Sculptures or Statues or statuettes or statuary
Military, Soldiers, Sailors, Marines Airmen and Military Equipment
Icarus Sculptures Statues statuettes
Water Features, Fountains and Cascades
Mythical Sculptures

ArtParkS Sculpture Park Yearly exhibitions

Tom Maley's work has been exhibited at the following yearly exhibitions held at the ArtParkS sculpture park:
2013 ArtParkS Sculpture Park Exhibition
2012 ArtParkS Sculpture Park Exhibition
2011 ArtParkS Sculpture Park Exhibition
2010 ArtParkS Sculpture Park Exhibition
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