Digby Veevers-Carter’s earliest memories are of the Seychelles located off the east coast of Africa, where his family operated a turtle and coconut farm. The Veevers-Carter family left the island in the early 70s to return to England for the children’s formal education.
In 1989, Veevers-Carter received a degree in History from York University and emigrated from England to New York City to pursue a career in sculpting. While living and working in New York, he immersed himself in the arts and studied sculpture, painting, and drawing.
Veevers-Carter began his sculpting career carving stone. He transitioned to modeling with wax where he found greater artistic freedom defining his own boundaries of form rather than having them imposed upon him by the size and shape of a stone. By casting and finishing his own pieces, Veevers-Carter has acquired a deep understanding of the craftsmanship require to invigorate the material, lend depth to the sculpture and illuminate his artistic expression. For Veevers-Carter, working in bronze is the perfect marriage of inspiration and craft.
Carter’s original body of work stems from his desire to capture the essence of unspoken emotion and pulls freely from the religious, literary, and artistic movements of the Greco-Roman, medieval and Renaissance periods. His most recent body of work explores movements and detail in nature. He is drawn into the magnificence locked in seemingly simple aspects of life; an insect’s exoskeleton, the stillness of an ancient tree or the smoothness of an animal’s skin.
Veevers-Carter has shown extensively in galleries and juried shows throughout the United States and designs and sculpts on commission. His bronze sculptures can be found in private collections both nationally and internationally.
Somerset Foundry was founded by Veevers-Carter in 1998 in Truro, Massachusetts. In 2002, he moved his studio to West Bath, Maine, where he lives with his wife and three children and sculpts and casts full time.