Shamley Green sculptor Jeanne Argent features in Surrey Sculpture Society exhibition

The works of Surrey Sculpture Society are set to decorate the beautiful gardens of Loseley Park, Guildford, this month – and among their number will be the creations of Shamley Green sculptor, Jeanne Argent

Originally published in Surrey Life magazine July 2010

The works of Surrey Sculpture Society are set to decorate the beautiful gardens of Loseley Park, Guildford, this month – and among their number will be the creations of Shamley Green sculptor, Jeanne Argent.

“My inspiration is found mainly in my garden, but I love woods and trees and Surrey has plenty of lovely wooded areas to wander through,” says Jeanne, 66, a founder member of Surrey Sculpture Society.

“Apart from woodland, my favourite landscapes are the South Downs, their rolling contours lit by the reflected light from the sea.”

For her sculpture, Jeanne often takes botanical or landscape subjects as a starting point – using a magnifying glass to study the patterns and textures of plants, seeds, bark, moss etc.

“I have been interested in making things since I was a small child and remember fishing clay out of a pond and modelling some rather smelly animals and figures, which I then gave to my parents!” she laughs.

Surrey Sculpture Society’s exhibition runs at Loseley Park, Guildford GU3 1HS (tel: 01483 304440) from Tuesday July 13 to Sunday August 8. For details, see www.surreysculpture.org.uk

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