Tristan MacDougall


Tristan was educated at Winchester School of Art and gained a BA (Hons) in Sculpture.  He then travelled to Florence where he studied drawing and sculpture in the Classical Tradition at The Florence Academy of Art.  He then went on to achieve a MA with distinction in History of Art at University of York.

"At the centre of all my work is a deep respect and love for the tradition of classical sculpture.  I am driven by the desire to push my craft to even higher standards and have spent several years of intensive study in drawing and sculpting the human form."

"I believe that the greatest art is that in which we can lose ourselves, an emotive landscape where we can surrender ourselves with complete abandon to the form of artwork."

"Our inner worlds can be stimulated and our emotions moved by the subtle articulations of the figure, the rhythm of a line, the movement of the drapery across flesh or the playful intercourse of light and shadow."

At the centre of Tristan's work is a deep respect and love for the tradition of classical sculpture.  Each piece is the culmination of years of study and long periods of toil in his studio.  On completion he feels a great sense of deep and abiding pleasure. 

Tristan is accepting commissions for bronze busts, earthenware busts, bas-relief and graphite and pastel drawings.

The price of a lifesize mounted bronze bust is £4,500 and would involve Tristan travelling to the subject for up to four, one and a half to two hour sittings. Some travelling expenses may have to be charged depending on geography. The drawings and bas-reliefs are more straightforward and would require one or possibly two sittings. Earthenware busts are £3,600 with a bas-relief portrait £1,500 and a portrait drawing £840.