Faith Winter FRBS

Faith Winter FRBS (Royal British Society of Sculptors) took up sculpture at an early age and now works from her studio in Puttenham near Guildford. Faith came to Guildford with her Mother at the outbreak of war and at 16 attended the Guildford School of Art. Her first instructor was Harry Wilson Parker, famous for his medallion and coin work, and then Willi Soukop RA a carver in stone and wood who proved a major influence. Her first sculpture to be accepted at the Royal Academy was stone carving and the three immediate following works were also accepted.

Faith married into the Army in 1952 and as a result traveled widely with husband Colonel Freddie Winter MBE, before settling in Puttenham again from1973. Army connections resulted in a commission for a 8ft high soldier group for Catterick Camp unveiled by HM the Queen. A Portrait bust of HRH The Princess Royal carried out at Buckingham Palace. During this time Faith Took on a number of teaching jobs including Folkstone Art School before it closed.

Since returning to Puttenham, Faith's Commissions include: Statue Commissions: Lord Chief Marshal Lord Dowding The Strand London, Marshal of Royal Air Force Sir Arthur Harris The Strand London, John Ray Botanist Braintree, Essex Archibishop George Abbot, Guildford High Street, Surrey General Sikorski Portland Place London.

Faith Winter passed away 5th February 2017 at the age of 89, wrote her autobiography Faith Winter Life of a Sculptor. Please contact us to purchase a copy.