My interest in sculpture began at a young age after being enthralled with the works of Auguste Rodin at the L.A. Art Museum I began a quest to learn about this Fine Art expression through college classes and workshops with nationally known artists.
In 1981 Mother Teresa gave me approval to exhibit a clay portrait of her. My life size bronze busts of Mother Teresa are on permanent exhibit at Thomas Aquinas College,Santa Paula; San Lorenzo Seminary, Santa Ynez Valley; and The Cathedral of Hope, in Dallas, Texas. To my knowledge this is the only authorized portrait of Mother Teresa.
I have created many commissioned sculptures of adults and children. My other subjects are animal portraits, statuettes, reliefs, medallions and recognition awards.
I was apprenticed for four years under Melba Lloyd, a professional sculptor. Ms Lloyd received her training at the Royal Academy School in London I also completed several Master Sculptor Workshops at Brookgreen Gardens in S.C. Instructors: Bruno Lucchesi, Louise Peterson,Eugene Daub, Sandy Scott and Gwen Marcus. I also trained with Philippe Faraut, at the Ringling College of Art.
First place winner, Villages Fine Arts Festival, Appleton Museum: Best in Sculpture.
Here are three of my most recent sculptures.:
Andrew enjoys dressing up complete with tie, so I gave him an image to remember.
This sculpture won an Honorable Mention Award at the Visual Artists Society competition held at the College of Central Florida in Ocala FL.
More images of my work can be seen throughout this website.