“One evening out of my studio window, a pair of foxes picked their way down a fallen cottonwood to my pond. As I watched them, they looked up toward me framing a perfect composition.”
- Society of Animal Artists, Elliot Liskin Memorial Award for Representational Sculpture
- Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, New York, Corporate Award
- National Museum of Wildlife Art, Jackson, Wyoming, Heroic-Size sculpture
- Leanin’ Tree Museum of Western Art, Boulder, Colorado, Heroic-Size sculpture
- Private Collection
Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, Paul Manship Memorial Award, New York City, New York.
“The middle fork of the Flathead skirts the mountains on the southern border of Glacier National Park. High above the river goats traverse the mountain face looking for lichen and salt eventually picking their way down the sheet cuts to the water below. In the formal sense, this piece is an abstract study in relating shapes and forms, which is the primary purpose of the sculpture. The goats are incidental.”
- Allied Artists of America, New York, Helen Gapen Oehler Memorial Award
- Knickerbocker Artists’ 41st Annual Exhibition, New York, Silver Medal of Honor
- National Sculpture Society, New York, The Pietro and Alfrieda Montana Memorial Prize
- North American Sculpture Exhibition, New York, Renaissance Bronze Award
- Allied Artists of America, Helen Gapen Oehler Memorial Award
- National Museum of Wildlife Art, Jackson, Wyoming
- Big Sky of Montana, Huntley Lodge, Big Sky Resort, Big Sky, Montana, north of Yellowstone National Park
- Art in Public Places, Bend, Oregon, installed in City roundabout
- Private Collection
“These young grizzlies take a respite from the work of being a bear to enjoy a friendly wrestling match.”
- Society of Animal Artists, Award of Excellence
- Allied Artists of America, New York, Ranieri Sculpture Casting Award
“The type of clay I used in this sculpture has a certain drag to it. I like it because it’s best suited for pushing and shoving ending with a certain texture of surface quality needed to extenuate the chaos of this piece of work. But, under the appearance of confusion in this scene of seasonal behavior, belies a strict social structure of dominance, aggression, protection and flight. Familial symmetry is imperative to the safety and growth of this band of mountain horses.”
- Desert Cabellaros Western Museum, Wickenburg, Arizona, First place 3-Dimensional Art Award.
- Society of Animal Artists, Award of Excellence.
“Animals wander freely and unafraid on our property. Through the woods runs an ancient, but still used, game trail. Nearby is a lily pond sheltered by fallen cottonwood. Perhaps a moose was there.”
“I see in the woods and am unobstructed by human interference. Animals wander freely and unafraid sharing their space with us as we are all guests of this place. I look around me, the environment is inspiring; mood, shape, color. I cannot dismiss this consideration as I work. Nearby, on an ancient game trail, is a lily pond sheltered by fallen cottonwood, perhaps a moose was there.”
“Love and beauty can be truth in the eye of the beholder, even if experienced through the reflection of one’s own image in a pool.”
“Goats are often solitary animals. But, saying that, I’ve seen as many as twenty or more feeding on a windswept mountainside. So, true to more normal behavior, I’ve collectively composed vignettes of what you might experience in a day hiking on the roof of the Rocky Mountains.”
- Hockaday Museum of Art, Kalispell, Montana, 1st Place Peoples Choice Award, Members Only Exhibition
“The themes or ideas expressed in my work present themselves out of the nature of an animal. In this particular sculpture, I took advantage of the Peacock’s ability to evoke visual information through a display of plumage in pursuing a mate or warding off a potential rival.”
North American Sculpture Exhibition, H.R. Meininger Co. Award.
- National Sculpture Society, Bedi-Makky Foundry Prize for Bronze Sculpture
“Trips taken to the Northwest Territories and Alaska have long sparked my interest in the animals and their surroundings in these regions. I am constantly challenged to present animals intimately linked within the confines of their environment. The drama in the lives of these Polar Bears and their territory is truly unique. Expressing that drama in a good composition is all important to artistic achievement. Simply stated in my composition, ‘These bears traverse a narrow ice crevice, which is part of the environment they call home.'”