Photograph by Phil West

Photograph by Phil West

Marjan Wouda

Marjan Wouda is a sculptor, who was born in the Netherlands and grew up there. She came to the UK aged 19 and followed her art training here, specialising in bronze life size sculptures of animals. Born in 1960, she has been producing sculptures for over 30 years; exhibited in London, Amsterdam, The Hague, and around the UK; and sold to collectors in America, New Zealand and Europe. Her public work can be found in the Carribean, Hong Kong, London, Greater Manchester, Newcastle-upon-Thyne and green spaces in Lancashire and Yorkshire. She lives and works in Pennine Lancashire.

Tension informs her work. There is a fundamental conflict between the means of representation and the thing thing represented that lends a dynamic force to everything that Marjan does. There is wit too. Dog performing headstand is a splendid conceit and is much enjoyed by visitors here at Bury Art Gallery and Museum.
— Richard Burns, Curator, Bury Art Museum and Sculpture Centre