The Past Year 2010
During the past year I had the good fortune to complete several new commissions including:
- A pair of Canada Lynx for the playground at the Olympic Plaza in Whistler, BC
- A collection of marine creatures and birds for the Shaw Ocean Marine Centre in Sidney BC
- An Octopus Figure Head for a yacht in Connecticut
- A turtle sculpture for a client’s garden pond in Minnesota
- Two new life sized bald eagle sculptures and a small killer whale.
- New sculptures of an Oyster Catcher and the Tufted Puffin.
A major focus for much of 2010 was the design and submission of “Keeping the Inspiration Alive”, an Olympic Legacy Project for the Resort Municipality of Whistler. This project was a joint effort by Nathan Scott and myself. We were shortlisted for the final phase of the project for which we built a very elaborate scale maquette of our proposal. We came very, very close to winning but missed the “Gold”. This was an extremely exciting and motivating experience.
With the new year comes a new wave of energy and inspiration. I am currently finishing up two life sized commissioned sculptures of a departed Chocolate Labrador and a Timber Wolf and expect to have them in bronze by the end of March.
Other works now in progress include a new octopus sculpture and a great blue heron.
Plans for 2011
Following on with the canine theme I am planning on two more dog sculptures this year, one of a British Bulldog and the other of a Beagle. These pieces will contribute to my upcoming “Dog Show” in December.
I am very excited about my next project which will see two new life sized sculptures of Orangutangs in bronze sometime this summer. Soon my web site will be updated and revised to include several new works.
Works on Display
Several selected works will again be on display up at Nimmo Bay Wilderness Resort. Works will also be on display in the reception lounge located in the Shell Aero Centre at the Victoria International Airport and at the Pier Hotel in Sidney BC.
Upcoming Show Schedule
- Spring Studio Tour
- Sidney Fine Art Show – Pending Adjudication
- Fall Studio Tour
- 5th Annual Christmas Art Show at the Muse Winery “The Dog Show”
Dates to be Announced