Bespoke Wildlife Sculptures
DANIEL THWAITES PLC
Set deep within the beautiful Spey valley, Ballindalloch Castle has been the home of the Macpherson-Grant family since 1546. Throughout those generations, this much loved Highland estate has upheld tradition while continuing to grow and look to the future. One of the most recent ventures was to establish a single malt distillery within the valley.
Commissioned by the Lady Laird of Ballindalloch Castle Clare Russell and her husband Oliver, a herd of five Red deer were to be sited in front of the new Ballindalloch distillery in Banffshire. These magnificent beasts have roamed the glens of the Ballindalloch estate for thousands of years and their presence in front of the distillery seemed a fitting timeless reminder of the slow process of creating a fine single malt whiskey.
These sculptures can be viewed at the distillery and a first class tour can be arranged by appointment which showcases an exceptional single malt.
Just wanted to say that we both absolutely adore him - he is so beautiful and graceful and characterful… very very grateful indeed for this great piece of art.
Our stallion really is wonderful!
John and Melanie Bishop, Cheshire He has arrived. He is wonderful. A thing of beauty . Thank you. Best wishes
Dear Andy, Oh, que bella!!!!! Fabulous! I can hardly tear my eyes away from the sculptures!!! It is incredible what you can do with metal!
Hi Andy, Just wanted to let you know that your Alert Hind was the centrepiece at my husband’s birthday celebrations and he was absolutely thrilled!
Our lake is now resplendent with your Stag; so pleased!
Love the work Andrew; a rare talent.
All arrived safely to your schedule and are now grazing in the paddock.
They look stunning Andy, well done.
So pleased; Simon will be delighted. Many thanks.
Your Hind is watching us as we speak, so alert!
I cannot recommend Andrew or his work highly enough. We are very proud of our trio of Sika. I must say they are also appreciated by their cousins who visit them from time to time; a very interesting site.
Andy, my wife absolutely loves him. I am so pleased and he is fabulous. All worked wonderfully and he is now commanding a fine position on the lawn. Thank you so much, he is a fantastic sculpture. He is so industrial yet full of lovely elegant detail. We are very impressed. Thank you to you and your wife for helping Clare’s day have such a super surprise....she has declared he is the best thing she has!
SKETCH IN STEEL
To site two silhouetted animals within an Alpine environment creating a dramatic “sketch in steel”
Following an exhibition in Gotham, a gallery in Notting Hill owned by American Architect Dan Lonergan and his partner Penney Frohling, a Swiss hotelier named Sami Laama commissioned a Watchful Stag and an Alert Hind to be sited outside Chetzeron, his boutique hotel in the Cranz Montana alps of Switzerland. The sculptures were air lifted into position by helicopter, and now overlook the whole Sierre mountain range
Sami would be delighted to welcome you at Chetzeron for a holiday of a lifetime.
Andrew was commissioned by the RSPB at Leighton Moss nature reserve to design a large organic feature.
Wetland birds are drawn to the marshes around the reserve, so a trio of 6 foot high Waders seemed appropriate.
Stainless steel frame with Yew (taxus baccata) internal foliage.
GOLDEN EAGLE IN COUNTY DONEGAL
An enquiry came from an oil company in Texas for a life size Golden Eagle in bronze plate.
The sculpture was to be delivered to a most glorious position over looking the sea in County Donegal in Ireland.