In the beautiful setting of towering trees, coastal lowlands, and cascading water, inspiration abounds for Dick Spink, an engineer-turned-artist, born and raised in Mt Vernon, Washington, just outside the historical town of La Conner. After graduating from Washington State University in 1985 with degrees in Industrial Engineering and Education, he founded theContinue reading
Lacquer Sculpture Collection
Striking, free-form shapes and luxuriously vibrant finishes radiate energy in the lacquer sculpture collection. Inspired by an Asian aesthetic and world travel, leading Vietnamese designers, Nguyen lien Phuong and Bui The Hoang of LP Design, have developed their own uniquely fluid style…from vases and bowls, to larger signature sculpture pieces.
Through a technique innovated by these designers, Continue reading
The inspiration for Randal’s work comes from shapes and textured surfaces found in nature, refined in art by precise edges contrasting with the untouched roughness of exposed weathering of forms often found on the shores of Puget Sound and in the forests Continue reading
We are honored to feature Dennis Bask at our gallery; an amazingly talented sculptor hailing from the Pacific Northwest. He achieved his masters in art and 3-D design at Washington State University and has honed his talents to be able to visualize the possibilities within the solid slabs of marble and stone from which he forms his pieces. Painstakingly rendered, his sculptures bring to life the ethereal beauty of his subjects. His favorite materials to employ are marble, alabaster, soapstone, travertine, onyx, as well as Continue reading
Born and raised in rural Indiana, David Varnau grew up appreciating the lyrical in nature all around him. A wide-eyed, nature child, he developed an eye for the subtle and sometimes striking beauty of everyday moments and encounters in his environment. While pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology at Loyola University of Chicago, Varnau found himself fascinated with watching people of all ages and races in a large urban center and was intrigued by the language of the body as it expressed the range of human emotions.
“My decision to spend a year abroad in Rome during my junior year stimulated a lifelong love of classical sculpture. Then, upon completion of my degree, my work in psychology as a rehab counselor provided me with valuable insights into the vulnerable side of human nature.”
While receiving post-baccalaureate training in the field of prosthetics at UCLA, Varnau gained an in depth education in human anatomy and movement. This launched a rewarding career of serving amputees for more than 35 years and Continue reading
Celebrated sculptor Tim Cotterill, known as “The Frogman”, found his creative calling after moving to California in 1990. His whimsical bronze frogs with their sought-after colors are his unique vision, and capture his love of life philosophy. Years of technical and metalworking expertise gained in his British birthplace have perfected his artistic endeavors.
“Frogs are fun creatures! I have tried to capture their individual spirit, their fun, and their joy. Life is fun! I hope my art brings more happiness and joy into your life.”
Think Outside is a wonderful company that believes in sustainability and green initiatives. Founded by Australian artist Aaron Jackson, these whimsical animals are made from repurposed oil barrels found in Vietnam.
“It is an eclectic range of handmade sculptures that is full of fun and character. 100% derived from 44 gallon drums it gives a fresh new look to recycling. “(These sculptures say…) I am fun loving and carefree, I am designed to withstand the elements. I will weather and age in style as all of us should! Enjoy me …”
We hope you will love these wonderful critters as much as we do. They are open for adoption and are Continue reading
David was born and raised on the water in Bellingham, Washington. A trip to the waterfalls of the Caribbean would prove to be the inspiration fo his life’s work.
With a business degree from Washington State University, and no formal art education, David was certain of one goal: to bring the rejuvenating power of water into people’s lives. Finding guidance and mentorship at the Pilchuck School of Glass, he Continue reading