The ‘On The Water’ Children Paddleboarding with their Dog sculpture was a private commission for a client in the USA. The brief was to create something similar in style to the small Stargazers ring, and I created a few concepts and we selected between the best two. The dog is Brooklyn, a Portuguese Water Dog, and the sculpture draws on themes from Egyptian ancient art, my previous animal relationship artwork, and the photos of Brooklyn on the water on the family’s paddleboard!

This bronze paddleboard statue bears Tanya’s signature and unique edition number. Your casting of the ‘On The Water’ Children Paddleboardin with their Dog sculpture will be personally approved and will be accompanied by a certificate of authenticity.

10% of the proceeds from this bronze dog sculpture support The Dogs Trust animal charity.

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Dimensions & Sizing

Metric –   H: 51 W: 50 D: 12 centimetres

Imperial –   H: 20 W: 20 D: 5 inches

(Height / Width / Depth)


Foundry Bronze Edition:  12

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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.

Sculpture Description, Bases & Fixings

Suitable for indoor display as a collector’s piece and children and dog ornament or bronze paddleboarding gift.

If you would like this statue to be mounted on a stone or wooden base, please contact me for a quote.

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This mantlepiece-sized animal relationship statue is sculpted by the artist Tanya Russell, who is well known for her life-like animal sculptures. Tanya has a passion for improving the welfare of the animals she sculpts and 10% of all proceeds from the ‘On The Water’ Children Paddleboarding with their Dog statue will go to ‘Dogs Trust’, a charity that provides sanctuary and rehoming services for dogs in the UK and also lobbies for welfare policy changes all over the world.

The ‘On the Water’ Children Paddleboarding with their Dog statue is a limited edition sculpture, and your piece will be a superb recreation of the original wax horse sculpture, taken from a mould. Your sculpture will be cast in authentic Foundry Bronze metal.

How The Sculpture Was Made

When I model animals and people I try where possible to find examples from life. I also use many photos – often hundreds – showing the animal (and other animals of the breed or species). This helps me sculpt their anatomical features. I study the way that hair, fur or skin lies over their muscles or alters their shape, and their different poses and attitudes.

The ‘On the Water’ sculpture was modelled in wax, over a steel and aluminium armature for support. After the paddleboard 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 of your sculpture are calculated once you add a sculpture to your bag. Contact us for other delivery options like collection or express delivery for bulky sculptures.

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. Sculpture that is broken in transit to you 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

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Bespoke Dog Sculptures

Commission A Bespoke Dog Sculpture

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

Afterwards, please contact me about your idea.