While recent years have seen Anne Curry moving towards stone carving and monumental outdoor sculpture in resin or bronze, she remains well known for her portraits and is strongly committed to portrait sculpture. The range of commissions to date extends from bronze busts of leading statesmen for the House of Commons, including former Prime Minister John Major, Michael Heseltine and Roy Jenkins – to young people and children, including one of the Queen’s grandchildren. She has regularly exhibited with the Society of Portrait Sculptors.
Anne works from life. Sculpting a portrait – and sitting for a portrait – is a very intimate exercise. Empathy with the sitter is essential to convey personality beyond mere likeness. If sculpting a portrait starts as “a dance with a stranger”, it must end as a conversation between close friends.