Manny Woodard artwork for sale and artist biography
Woodard has spent much of her working life retouching artwork and stencil making for a leading Fine Art publisher. It was as she approached fifty that she made the decision to try and make her own, originally art. To stop being the ‘backing singer’ and see what she could do, she turned her attention to making soulful, invitingly tactile sculptures. Woodard’s sculptures do no...t rely on superficially attractive subject matter, but are more concerned with the subtle interplay of people and their relationship to others. Her sculptures are of ordinary people, not handsome, and sometimes overweight. However these works are created with a deep humanity, that exudes an innate sense of beauty and integrity. Woodard's subjects vary - some figures stand alone; feet planted solidly on the ground, whilst others display couples, with their bodies lightly touching and their forms merging into each other. More recently, Woodard has started making sculptures of horses in the same gentle manner. Since moving her attention to sculpture, she has successfully won prizes, including the 'Best Sculpture' prize from Chelsea Art Society and the Discerning Eye 'Crispen Odey Prize' from Mall Gallery in London. In addition her success as a prize winner, her work is exhibited at numerous galleries around the UK.