Simon Gudgeon

We consider ourselves very fortunate to be exhibiting the work of one of Britain’s leading contemporary sculptors, Simon Gudgeon. You may like to take the opportunity to view his work entitled ‘Bird of Happiness’ during your visit to Lympstone Manor. It can be found on the raised patio area situated just beyond the herons at the front of the hotel. A number of his smaller works will also be featured in the hotel reception and dining areas.

Simon is noted for his minimalist, semi-abstract style, which captures movement and emotion with a visual harmony that is unmistakably his own. His pared-down approach to sculpture embodies the flowing line of the natural form, turning it into something less detailed, more abstract.

His work is featured in important private collections around the world including those of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh and TRH The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, plus several art museum collections in the USA. In 2009, Gudgeon’s sculpture ‘Serenity’ was installed in Hyde Park, London, the first such installation there for over 50 years. HRH The Prince of Wales also has a ‘Serenity’ sculpture which was installed at Highgrove House, Gloucestershire in 2011. His monumental sculpture ‘Search for Enlightenment’ was installed at One Hyde Park, described as London’s most prestigious address, and was also chosen as the iconic sculpture outside the headquarters of the world-famous Cirque du Soleil in Montreal, Canada.