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Shaun McPherson Majestic Steel Sculptures
Majestic Steel Sculptures
“Unique hand crafted steel sculpture made passionately for you”
I believe in originality and have dedicated my working life to creating beautiful original pieces of art that bring a lifetime of joy to the amazing souls who buy my work.
The common pheasant is a beautiful bird that can be seen regularly in the British country side or in our back gardens, eating our new flowers. The Pheasant cock is an an amazing bird with his contrasting colours and flared feathers when he is excited. I have been interested in birds for most of my life and have wanted to make a sculpture of a bird right from the beginning of my journey as a steel sculptor, so you can imagine my excitement when I was asked to make a pheasant sculpture as a gift for a local game keeper.
Unique hand crafted steel sculpture made passionately for you. Each piece is completely unique even if sculptures are made in multiples as every sculpture is created using freestyle techniques so no two can ever be exactly the same even if they look similar. I believe in originality and have dedicated my working life to creating beautiful original pieces of art that bring a lifetime of joy to the amazing souls who buy my work.
Lotus flower - wall and pond cover art
Tyron the tree frog mild steel
The black widow
African Acacia Tree Wall Art
Art Deco fire guard
Landscape Scene side entrance gate
Born in South Africa in 1982, Shaun McPherson`s life got off to a rocky start. A disruptive home life and learning difficulties left Shaun struggling at school and by the time he was 15 he had been excluded from 3 schools and was heading down a self destructive path. Taken into care by his retired grandparents at this time, Shaun`s life was not looking bright but he was then mentored by his grandfather who was an engineer and a mixed media artist. This is where the art seed was unconsciously planted.
Shaun learned to weld at age 17 as a way of getting him out of the bad situation he was in but he had no idea he had any artistic flare at the time. He did however fall in love with the art of welding and because of his troubled past and lack of academic ability the idea of creating anything from raw steel set to ignite a flame deep inside him and from the first gate he made Shaun vowed to one day own his very own steel fabrication company.
At 19 Shaun immigrated to the UK to start a fresh life. Having no formal education Shaun struggled to find work as a welder and found himself working in bars and retail shops. Shaun then persevered to find his way back into the metalwork industry and sent himself to college to do a welding and fabrication diploma where he graded top of his class. This is where life started to turn for Shaun
After 8 years of working in sheet metal and steel fabrication workshops Shaun`s life got dealt another curve ball. The 2008 recession left him with very little work and a bleak outlook of the future. With a small family he was determined he was not going to be beaten and started making small steel figurines out of scrap steel as a way to challenge his boredom. This quickly grew as Shaun noticed a unique skill in breathing life and essence into the steel figurines he was creating and a unique talent in designing practical garden sculptures.
In 2010 Shaun could not take the troubled environment at work so quit full time employment to pursue his dream of creating a metal fabrication company and with the help of the Prince`s Trust in April 2011 Shaun set up Elite Pond Covers, an award winning enterprise specialising in artistically designed pond covers made to protect children and wildlife and also unique garden sculptures and creative wrought iron work. In 2013 Shaun was a runner up in the Prince`s Trust Business Enterprise Award and in December 2012 Shaun became a Young Ambassador for the Prince’s Trust where he would volunteer his time to do public speaking events to raise vital awareness for the work that the Trust does and also to try to inspire troubled young people with a similar past to himself. In March 2014 Shaun won the prestigious Young Ambassador of the year award which was presented by HRH The Prince Of Wales. Shaun managed this along with growing his pond cover brand and learning and growing as a steel sculptor. CLICK HERE for a video made for the awards.
Meeting HRH Prince Charles
In November Shaun was commissioned to create a life size Show jumping horse sculpture.
Shaun`s three dimensional commissions include dragonflies, frogs, koi and spiders and has recently installed his first large life size sculpture, a show jumping horse for a large private garden in Berkshire. His works also include various types of two dimensional wall sculptures
Unit B, Global Works, Lee Road, Saunderton, HP27 9NU
Phone 07984 635310