Hamish’s work embraces the spirit and energy of nature, reflecting the harmony and change in landscape and culture. The rhythms, layers and forms that emanate from the natural world are the underlying essence for his work as sculptor, painter and photographer.
Born and raised in Whanganui, Hamish moved to London, where he graduated from the Royal College of Art in 1986. Remaining in London for over 35 years, he worked as a professional artist and teacher, building an impressive reputation with many significant and often monumental public art commissions and private projects. His work is found throughout the UK, Northern Europe, the Middle East and more recently India, Vietnam and Thailand (his second home).
Hamish’s iconic public and private art projects range in scale from small, intricately carved fountains to large public sculptures, such as the internationally renowned Tibetan Peace Garden in Central London. Each work is designed to reflect the unique character of the specific site, while also showcases Horsley’s distinctive style. “My objective with both public and private commissions is to create a visual harmony – a natural empathy between the sculpture and its environment”
Currently based in Whanganui and looking soon to move to Dunedin, Hamish plans to continue creating his unique public and private commissions. This exhibition showcases works in stone alongside some of Hamish’s paintings on paper.