A local artist’s work has been selected from over 1,500 entries to appear alongside artworks by some of Britain’s leading artists.

Poppy Field’s sculptor will be exhibited at The Royal Society of British Artists Annual Exhibition at Mall Galleries from Thursday, February 20, to Saturday, February 29.

Poppy is a figurative sculptor. She works from a life model under natural north light, modelling in clay and casting in bronze. In parallel with commissioned sculptures, she is working on a series of life-size figures to create an empowering iconography for young women.

The first figure in this series, Everything is Now, was sold at auction at the Victoria & Albert Museum, organised by the Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust in March 2019, and installed in a private garden in The Chilterns. A 45cm bronze reduction of Everything is Now will be shown at the RBA Annual Exhibition.

Poppy studied History of Art at The Courtauld Institute of Art and trained in sculpture, drawing and anatomy at The Florence Academy of Art in Florence. In November 2019, she relocated her studio practice to Warren Park Heritage and Craft Centre in Much Hadham, East Herts. The centre will open to the public later this year.

The Royal Society of British Artists (RBA) is dedicated to promoting the highest standards of skill, concept and draughtsmanship in painting, sculpture, printmaking and drawing.

The RBA holds an open submission exhibition in central London each year. Founded in 1823, the RBA was originally set up to rival the Royal Academy. Today the Society prides itself on exhibiting an eclectic mix of sculpture and paintings in all media.

Mall Galleries, The Mall, London SW1, Thursday, February 20, to Saturday, February 29. Details: mallgalleries.org.uk