“The Leaping Salmon was commissioned by a lady as a surprise gift for her husband who is an avid angler. I am actually a huge fan of salmon and have watched them in Scotland undertaking their amazing upstream journey to their ancestral spawning grounds. These marvellous animals show such energy and determination during their migration, and I wanted my sculpture to capture that energy of the salmon fighting the currents of the river as it swims up rapids and small waterfalls.”

This bronze Leaping Salmon statue bears Tanya’s signature and unique edition number. Your casting of the salmon 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.

Currency conversions are estimated and should be used for informational purposes only.

Dimensions & Sizing

Metric –    H: 44.5 W: 23 D: 16.5 centimetres

Imperial –    H: 18 W: 9 D: 6 inches

(Height / Width / Depth)


Bronze Resin Edition:  Edition 25

Foundry Bronze Edition:  Edition 25

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Which Material to Choose

Bronze Resin – bronze metal powder is mixed with a resin to create the appearance of foundry bronze metal, but is more affordable and lightweight.

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

This dynamic bronze Salmon 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 ‘Leaping Salmon’ statue will go to the ‘David Shepherd Wildlife Trust’, a charity that fights for greater legal protection of endangered species.

The Leaping Salmon is a 25 edition sculpture, and your piece will be a superb recreation of the original bronze sculpture from a mould.

The Bronze Resin statue is mounted on a resin base, and the Foundry Bronze metal statue is mounted on a black granite stone base. If you would like this statue to be mounted on a wooden base, please contact me for a quote.

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How The Sculpture Was Made

The Leaping Salmon 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

“I just wanted to let you know I showed my husband his leaping Salmon …. he actually got quite emotional and is so thrilled”…

Sarah, (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.