Phil Walden: ANZAC Sculpting Guru
Historicus Forma Artist Q&A
The Historicus Forma (HFModeling.com) Artist Q&A is a monthly feature. Itís an interview with artists of the historical figure modelling world. These artists may include sculptors and painters; commercial and private modellers; well-known and lesser-known artists. Whoever they may be, the artists featured in Historicus Formaís Artist Q&A are highly respected members of our global community; people who have greatly influenced our world in their own way. As we honour these artists with this humble Q&A and photo feature, they honour us by sharing a piece of their world.
In this edition Phil Walden, ANZAC sculpting guru, is subjected to our grueling interview.
Hello Folks Iím Phil Walden, I am nearly 60yrs old but thatís ok. Iím a very proud New Zealander- came out to Australia in 1988 with my truly cool wife Noeline and our 3 children who are now in their 30ís and married, we have 2 grandchildren to date. Noeline and I live in (sunny) Brisbane Queensland.
All my working days Iíve been in the signwritting game specialising in pictorial art, design and very small lettering, all done by brush but now Iím retired but thatís coo;. I do a little volunteer work teaching water colour & craft at an old folkís home a couple of days a week.
Music and the fine arts are a way of life in our house for both Noeline (a fine craftswoman in her own right) and I and have a huge influence on my figures: I also into water colour painting and especially fine detail graphic drawing Ė always people, mostly Historical.
My other love (passion more like it) is rugby union. I am always watching it on TV. In New Zealand used to play then couch to a good level in Representative Rugby (as well as couch in Victoria Australia). The All Blacks are my team and Auckland my Province.