Breaking the Surface was sculpted for a vicarage in East Anglia, to stand in the water amongst reeds in a swimming pond. I have been experimenting with different uses of circles, whose shape represents a part of the ‘one world’ environmental/animal welfare messages I am exploring in my artwork. Circles are also innately beautiful. I wanted to get the sense of that incredible moment where the Kingfisher moves in a flash from the air to the water and I loved modelling the splash interrupting it, and bubbles trailing from the Diving Kingfisher’s wings.

This bronze Diving Kingfisher statue bears Tanya’s signature and unique edition number. Your casting of the Kingfisher sculpture will be personally approved and will be accompanied by a certificate of authenticity.

10% of the proceeds from this bronze wildlife sculpture support the David Shepherd Wildlife Trust animal charity.

FREE DELIVERY to the United Kingdom.

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Dimensions & Sizing

Metric –   H: 67 W: 51 D: 18 centimetres

Imperial –   H: 26 W: 20 D: 7 inches

(Height / Width / Depth)


Foundry Bronze Edition:  Edition 25

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Which Material to Choose

Foundry Bronze  – refers to the poured molten metal that is cast solid or hollow, depending on size, at a bronze foundry (using the traditional lost wax process). It is more robust and will appreciate in value.

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Sculpture Description, Bases & Fixings

Suitable for outdoor display as a garden or park ornament.

This statue is presented on a granite base. I can be presented off its base for direct attachment to a plinth or feature in your garden, and it can be mounted on a wood, slate or alternative stone base if requested.

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This dynamic bronze Kingfisher statue is sculpted by artist Tanya Russell, who is well known for her life-like wildlife and animal sculptures. Tanya has a passion for improving the welfare of the animals she sculpts and 10% of all proceeds from the ‘Breaking the Surface’ Diving Kingfisher statue will go to the ‘David Shepherd Wildlife Trust’, a charity that fights for greater legal protection of endangered species.

The kingfisher is a limited edition sculpture, and your piece will be a superb recreation of the original sculpture, taken from a mould.


How The Sculpture Was Made

The Diving Kingfisher sculpture was modelled in wax, over a steel and aluminium armature for support. After the statue was finished a rubber mould was taken, with ‘keys’ placed in the rubber to ensure proper positioning. Then a shell of fibreglass was applied, to protect the mould and support it during the casting process.

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Delivery & Returns

The delivery costs are calculated once you add a sculpture to your bag. Contact us for other delivery options. e.g. collection, express delivery for bulky sculptures etc.

International delivery is available. If you are an international buyer, you may need to pay local customs duties or taxes when importing a sculpture into your country. This most often applies to more valuable sculptures.

Your local customs and taxes are not prepaid for you.

If you contact us we can try to estimate them for you. If a sculpture is broken in transit, it may be returned and a replacement sculpture will be sent to you at no further cost. If no replacement is available, we will cast a new one for you or offer you a refund.

Client Testimonials

The kingfisher “has worked its magic in finding where it should go just by joining us in the house and us looking at it. “…”It was so kind of Charles to bring it and I wish he had been able to bring you too but I suppose in a way he did because you are very present in the way you manage to enter into the work you do and I think that is through your love of the creatures you are making manifest.


Liz, Commissioner


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Commission a bespoke wildlife sculpture

Commission A Bespoke Wildlife Sculpture

If you would like to commission a made-to-order wildlife sculpture, first of all I recommend looking at the information about bespoke sculptures on my commissions page. In particular, this should help guide you on sizing and possibly pricing.

Afterwards, please contact me about your idea.