On 28th February 2017, 80 members attended the lunch at Brig O’ Doon Hotel.
Following an excellent lunch our speaker at this event, Laura Antebi, a local artist and sculptor, delivered an audio visual presentation of her work and commercial life.
“I started sketching portraits on my world travels in the mid 1980’s and when I returned in 1992 I worked as a portrait artist at public events, shows and fairs around the country sketching people and animals ‘on the spot’.
About 2 years later in 1994 I came across a pile of steel wire on a disused railway line and decided there and then to turn it into a horse. As I continue to develop my sculpture and portraiture I find that my work in 3D and 2D informs each other providing an endless source of inspiration and subject matter.
I only make a few large sculptures per year as they can take several months to create, working on private commissions and creating work for exhibitions.
In the last few years I have been a regular exhibitor at The Chelsea Flower Show, a wonderful and exciting opportunity to design and create a space to showcase my work at one of the world’s best and most celebrated garden shows.
In 2011 I was commissioned by The National Army Museum in London to create a life-size wire War Horse as the centre piece for their hugely successful exhibition War Horse. It remains in their permanent collection along with my latest commission for their new gallery, a sculpture about the story of stainless steel.
As my work develops, my time is taken up with working on private commissions, mainly horses, but I still make time for traveling, painting, and, of course, portraiture”.