I aim to create art that both expresses my inner world and love of nature. I believe that sculpture, whatever its form, should never be something frozen in time rather it should always convey movement, like poetry in motion. In short, "sculpture with a pulse".
While bronze sculpture has played a major role in my career, I also look to other media to be able to realize my artistic visions. Among these media are resins, cotton paper pulp, and Styrofoam: all of which have allowed me to create a materially inventive body of both free standing and relief sculptures in forms ranging from classical to the abstract. I also enjoy creating pop-up dioramas such as my widely acclaimed gallery in a box celebrating Peggy Guggenheim's iconic Art of This Century Gallery (pictured above).
I am best known as an animal artist with my many of my works enjoying critical success and wide public acceptance. The people who collect my work and who have made among the best selling animal sculptors in the World tell me what they most like about my work is that my sculpture captures not only the physical likeness of the animal I am portraying but their personality as well.
My most recent major bronze sculpture Commission was in 2016 for the creation and placement of three life-size St Bernard's Ohio State University's College of Veterinary Medicine. This piece is the latest addition to my collection of bronzes in private and public collections throughout the world. In 2017 my bronze sculptures Inquiry and Blinkers On were added to the permanent collection of the Kentucky Derby Museum.
In 2019, the Tranovich Gallery at the Visual Art Centers of Bonita Springs is conducting a major retrospective of my 40 year career as a sculptor from December 6th through the 26th. The show includes a full range of my sculpture from the traditional to the avant-garde in media including bronze, paper, and Styrofoam. The opening reception is Friday December 6th from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. There is no charge for this event and all are welcomed to attend.
My work may be seen by appointment at my Naples, Florida studio. My studio is open to sculpture lovers by appointment throughout the year. To schedule an appointment, please call 410-490-1140.