Portrait Commissions are an important part of my studio practice as I am a storyteller at heart. Celebrating someone’s story by way of a personal sculpture is both fun and gratifying. I enjoy sharing the process with my clients, from deciding on pose, adding special details and getting just the right facial portrayal to create a lasting legacy piece.
From one pet on a couch to an entire 3 generations of a family, anything is possible. Over the past 30 years my portrait work has found its way in private collections across continents including Canada, USA, the United Kingdom and Japan.
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Creativity is intelligence having fun! (Albert Einstein)
I have been a sculptor for over 40 years and have never felt the need to cast into metal.
My ideas come in rapid succession and I like working on one-of-a-kind works that will allow me to move onto my next subject. Because of my use of colour, and positive outlook, my sculptural work takes on a more light-hearted sensibility.
Whether I am creating the Queen on a dime-store horse, Justin and Pierre in a canoe, or a private portrait commission of a family, my goal is to celebrate my subjects and create a lasting legacy.
Over the last 10 years, I have also added Functional Work to my practice. Creating useable ware creates a fun access point for some collectors.
I use hand-building methods with additions of texture and colour to make each piece unique. In many ways, I approach each piece like a small sculpture, recently adding actual sculptural elements to teapots and mugs. Functional work as usable art!