MURRAY WALKER, A LEGEND by MARGOT ROULLEAU-GALLAIS
Updated: Sep 20, 2021
Murray Walker, A Legend © Margot Roulleau-Gallais
42cm (H) x 25cm (W) x 24cm (D)
Display model in resin. Can be finished in bronze, silver, gold leaf and gold.
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Sculpting Murray Walker has been a journey through learning about who he was, and made me regret no having met him. He seems such a character!
I would be listening to his live comments and he would bring such an energy throughout the studio. The speed of the race, the fury of the engines the fragility of the cars, the skills of the drivers, he brought it all through his voice! He made me laugh, panic, feel joy and fear and I now completely understand the meaning of Murrayisms!
I decided to engrave a few words of his on his collar, as his words were what people thrives for .
I looked to find that touch of humour and self criticism.
"I don't make mistakes. I make prophecies which immediately turn out to be wrong."
My other favourite quote from Murray Walker is:
" I wouldn't want to stop making those gaffes, even if I could. People realise I am flesh and blood. I am not sensitive about it. It's just my enthusiasm. I want to say so much more than I have time for."
That sentence to me, made the legend closer to being human, therefore closer to me and you. The reason why I wanted to portrait him with the microphone and headphones is because he was the sole link between us and the drivers. He made people feel as if they were on the tracks. Everyone loved him for it, so did I. What an amazing man to sculpt, and such a loss for the motor racing world.
ABOUT MARGOT ROULLEAU-GALLAIS
Margot grew up in Versailles, just outside of Paris, where her fascination with the palace gardens inspired her passion as a sculptor. She studied a degree in technical arts and special effects at Wimbledon college of art in London, gaining a great knowledge in both figurative sculpture and the various technical skills that surround the discipline.
She was taught by Allan Sly whose work can be seen around London. She creates lifelike sculptures in highly naturalistic poses.
“Capturing likeness is one of Margot’s real Talent […] She is a young talent who has worked for leading British sculptors and is attracting Patrons for commissions in her own right.”.
Margot has since established herself as a commission based artist, doing portraits of the likes of Thierry Henry, Edward Lear and AA Milne, whilst also working commercially for numerous established artists as well as being a sculptor for Madame Tussaud’s. With an eye for form and a passion for clay, making dreams come reality is one of Margot’s life mission.
Margot enjoys the challenges set by working to commission. Comfortable in a variety of scales, her works can accommodate every environment.