About Peter Close Sculptor

Peter Close has been a professional sculptor for the past 30 years. He lives and works near the Somerset village of Long Sutton with his wife Melanie and their dog Finn.

Having always been passionate about wildlife it was natural for Peter to focus his artistic skills on sculpting animals in particular cats. Many cats have lived at Quarry Farm over the years and our most recent models were Billy and Murphy two rescue cats who lived with us for the last 17 years. Peter’s instantly recognizable style is to depict cats in naturalistic poses with particular attention to muscular detail.

All the limited edition cat sculptures (except Buff Copper) are cast from high quality cold cast bronze in Peter’s own workshop and each is engraved with its limited edition number and and the artist’s signature. A signed certificate of authenticity is also included.

As a lifelong motorsport enthusiast (and occasional competitor) Peter has created a collection of busts depicting his motor racing heroes.