Born in 1938 on a coffee farm in Kenya, Phyllida Meacham came to Britain in1952 to finish her education and spent four years at Chelsea School of Art obtaining a National Diploma in Design.

Her first bronze sculpture, a polo piece, was completed in 1973 and exhibited at the Tryon Gallery, a leading international wildlife gallery, in their Nairobi showroom, moving to their London gallery in 1975. A new relationship was established in 1977 with Britain's top equestrian gallery, Arthur Ackermann & Son of Old Bond Street, London, which continued until their closure in 1991. Her pieces have been purchased by individuals and collectors in Kenya, Europe, America, Australia, Argentina, Japan, and Ireland. Since April 1990 castings from all her editions have been displayed at the International Museum of the Horse in Kentucky. A solo exhibition was held at the Kentucky Horse Park at the invitation of the United States Polo Association for their 1990 Open Polo Championship Tournament. The following year her bronzes were exhibited in the Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh and the All Ireland Polo International Tournament in Dublin.

Phyllida is a full member of the American Academy of Equine Art and a member of the British Society of Equestrian Artists, winning various sculpture accolades from the latter including the award for best polo work of art in 1994 and 1995 and first prize in 2000 for best sculpture from the British Sporting Art Trust for her racing piece. Phyllida became a life member of the British Sporting Art Trust in 2001.

One of the finest equine sculptors working today, Phyllida has lived in Edinburgh for the past fifteen years. Each piece is cast in very small editions of 10 or less and Phyllida's work encompasses racing, polo, steeplechasing and showing.




47 x 48cm (18.5 x 19in) approx.