About The Artist
David Mayer attended Leek Art School, and has previously worked as a commercial artist and freelance sculptor for the Royal Doulton.
The inspiration for his sculpture has its roots in his childhood- spent in north Staffordshire, close to the Moorlands of the Peak District National Park. Walking, climbing, working and living within such an evocative landscape left a lasting impression on the young artist who went on to closely study wildlife, observing the changing seasons and moods of the natural environment. With innate respect for and love of wild animals and the world’s wildernesses, the artist draws on all his personal experiences.
He aims to use the texture of the clay to record fleeting moments that reflect the essence of a creature and how it relates to its landscape. Each of his beautiful sculptures offers us a glimpse of pure wilderness.
David Mayer supports several conservation bodies with sales from his work, including Panthera, the Scottish Wildcat Association and SANParks.