This piece depicts one of the famous gargoyles of Notre Dame cathedral in Paris, France. The gargoyle is hand sculpted leather finished with acrylics, and the background is acrylics on masonite panel. The frame is a black wooden shadowbox style.
I have been a full time artist for nearly 14 years, working in a variety of two dimensional and sculptural media. The subjects of my work include landscapes, wildlife, flowers, domestic animals, and historical themes such as ancient architecture.Although I lived in Canada for several years, I am originally from the US, and returned to living in the US last year. Frequent travel in the US and Canada, as well as travels in Europe provide me with the ideas and inspiration for many of my pieces. I have a great love of the outdoors, as well as a lifelong interest in history, which greatly influence my work.Although I work in a variety of media, most of my two dimensional pieces are oils or acrylics on canvas. Other two dimensional media I use include pen and ink, graphite, and gouache. My sculptures are created in leather, using techniques which date back to the middle ages. Some are created with porcelain elements as well.My pieces appear in private collections throughout the US and Canada, as well as throughout Europe and the UK. Additionally, pieces have been added to locations in the public sector, including one piece which was purchased by the City of Willoughby, Ohio. As a recipient of the Mayor's Choice Award, this piece remains on permanent display in the Town Hall.I have been honored to receive several awards for my work, and was selected to be the featured artist at the Geauga Parks District's Nature Art Festival in 2002.