WORKS of animal sculptor Sally Arnup is set to be exhibited at a North Yorkshire auctioneer and gallery.

The Garden Rooms at Tennants, Leyburn, will showcase more than 60 examples of her work. Mrs Arnup (1930-2015) was one of the finest animal sculptors of her generation. After training at the Royal College of Art she married fellow artist Mick Arnup and the pair set up studio in Holtby, near York.

She worked largely to commission, sculpting animals of all shapes and sizes. She never worked from photographs, preferring to work directly with clay, a practise which shows through in the naturalism of her finished bronzes. The works will go on to be sold at auction at Tennants Auctioneers, beginning in January 2020.

In addition, the exhibition will include a recreation of the sculptor’s studio.