Tanya Russell, ARBS has been a sculptor for 35 years and is the founder of The Art Academy in Central London. Tanya has completed many public and private commissions and exhibits across the country, including at RHS Chelsea. She predominantly focuses on animal sculpture in Foundry Bronze and Bronze Resin, and her practice centres strongly around animal welfare and conservation themes. Tanya is the author of ‘Modelling and Sculpting the Figure’ and apprenticed for 7 years with her parents, eminent sculptors Lorne McKean and Edwin Russell. Currently, she maintains her links with The Art Academy as a Fellow of Sculpture, running her professional practice from her studio in Wales.