David Varnau: Inspiration in Bronze

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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

Frogman

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.”

~Tim Cotterill

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