1950 – South Africa
Bridget started producing bronzes in 1997 and has concentrated on this medium since then, usually working in plasticine or wax and having the pieces cast professionally. She generally produces pieces less than 50cm high but has produced larger works as well, notably a life-sized horse commissioned by Leo Baxter for his polo estate near Plettenberg Bay. A life-sized sitting warthog was commissioned by the Read Gallery. The edition of six has been sold out. She has produced 50 different bronzes in editions ranging from 1 to 30, a number of the editions have sold out. A series of ten horses were exhibited at the Francois du Toit Fine Art, Knysna in December 2005. As a result of this she received a commission to do four race horses on an 80cm base. Two of her sculptures have been used as junior golf trophies. She was also recently commissioned to do a male lion sculpture.
Bridget met her husband Rod at university where they both studied biology. They completed their M.Sc. degrees in private game reserves bordering the Kruger National Park. They then worked for ten years studying seabirds, chiefly African penguins, on islands near Port Elizabeth. When Rod joined the South African National Parks, she began to concentrate more on art. They now live in Sedgefield where she has her studio. They try to get to see animals regularly to photograph, video and sketch them.
Galleries where her work has been shown include the Everard Read Galleries in Johannesburg and Cape Town, Knysna Fine Art, Knysna, 21 on Montagu, George, the Cape Gallery, Cape Town, and Artamain, Hamble, UK.