Paul Loveluck

Ashburton sculptor Luke Shepherd’s bust of National Museum Wales’ Paul Loveluck

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Paul Loveluck

Ashburton portrait sculptor Luke Shepherd has made a bust of the retiring president of the National Museum Wales, Paul Loveluck.

Paul is stepping down after nine years in the role, and he presided over a tenure which has seen changes and modernisation to the museum, not least the introduction of free entry to the sites of Amgueddfa Cymru.

Luke said: “My work is to bring life to the clay and in that way capture the essence of the sitter.”

Luke’s work includes sculptures of Billy Connolly, George Thomas, Leo Abse  and Christopher Biggins, who Luke modelled in the Theatre Royal Plymouth last year.

Oliver Fairclough, Keeper of Art, told Luke: “Thank you again for rising to the challenge of capturing the spirit of the man so sensitively and eloquently.”

The bust joins the collection of previous presidents modelled by Ivor Roberts-Jones.

(image: Luke Shepherd’s Paul Loveluck, bronze edition of 9, life-size. Copyright: May 2011, Luke Shepherd Courtesy of Ben Stevens, Wales News Pictures)