Born in Llandudno, Wendy grew up in North Wales. She now lives on Anglesey where she has been practising sculpture since 2008 after graduating from Loughborough School of Art. She was accepted into the Royal Cambrian Academy in 2010 and the Royal Society of Sculptors in the same year. She has exhibited widely both in the UK and internationally and has work placed with several notable collectors including Charles Saatchi, Beth de Woody and Omer Koc.
Working in wax, clay, vinyl and mixed media, her surreal portraits are often autobiographical.
‘My practice addresses the exploration of my relationship with the past and embraces my interest in the uncanny. Dolls, old photographs and clockwork toys have always appealed to me as an inspiration and vehicle for my portraits. They provide a substantial base from which to work, in both a meaningful and a practical sense.’
Brain Sewell has described her as a ‘craftsman’ and Richard Dorment wrote ‘her sculptures look as if they were made by Louise Bourgeois in a bad mood. She sews creepy little dolls with strange proportions and adult faces, and then arranges them in what should be harmless domestic scenes that don’t feel harmless at all.’
Zavier Ellis states that ‘ Wendy is an incredibly accomplished technician…..there is a strong sense of nostalgia and of the uncanny, resulting in highly charged psychological works.’
Wendy is represented by Charlie Smith London