Sculptress to HM The Queen and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, Frances Segelman will sculpt Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, in recognition of his role in London 2012. The bust will be unveiled and given to Boris Johnson by the Jack Petchey Foundation for all the Mayor’s work for the youth of London and his continuing work with them.
Often working in front of an audience, Frances Segelman is a naturally creative sculptor known for her unique ability to magically capture life-like renditions of her sitters. Self taught, Segelman is one of the most successful professional sculptors in Britain and is an established sculptor of personalities from the world of entertainment, politics and sport.
Self-taught Frances Segelman has risen to the top of the sculpting profession having sculpted a wide variety of public figures including HM The Queen and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh.
An established sculptor of personalities from the world of entertainment, politics and sport Frances Segelman’s recent clients include Sir David Frost, Dame Antoinette Sibley, Lord David Owen, William Hague, Cherie Blair, Sir Steven Redgrave, Sven Goran Eriksson, Sir Ronald Harwood, Bradley Walsh and Catrin Finch.
Frances works from her Riverside Gallery by Tower Bridge where she holds regular sculpture masterclasses for up-and-coming sculptors. She is often in the news due to her unique ability to capture life-like renditions of famous faces. Recently Sky Arts filmed Frances as part of the Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year competition which took place in London, Cardiff, Glasgow and Dublin. This will form part of a television series for Sky Arts.
We ccan only hope that the artist chooses to go for a Roman style statue or bust immortalising the Mayor in the mould of Julius Caesar or the Emperor Caligula.