Steel Dreams~

Don and Scot met in Leaburg, Oregon while both were apprenticing under a well-known Northwest metal sculptor. The friendship was forged. After years of study, they began to apply their new found passion and ideas in the joint effort of creating their own sculptures. Both men live with their families in the Willamette Valley in Oregon where they find much inspiration from the beauty that surrounds them.

They share a common passion for family and the outdoors, as well as helping within their community. They find peace and purpose through their artwork. Whether at home, with their families, in the studio, or cruising the highways on their Harleys, they are always in the creative process.

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Pacific Northwest Sculptor, Dennis Bask

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

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