The fun of working with customers

Engaging customers in the design, sculpting and painting process of  piece of art has many rewards.  Here are a few notes that I really enjoyed.

Clay Poitras, Montpelier, Vermont    (Kinglet and Gray Wolf)

“Well Art, what can I say. It’s outstanding!  I know I’ve said it before, and I don’t want you to think I’m “stroking” you. In fact, I’m not noted for exuberant compliments – but you are truly a person of extraordinary artistic talent!

It is not just that you have fine artistic skills – it is something more – something unique, but necessary, to faithful rendition of wildlife. For example, your bird sculptures are not just renditions of birds – they are renditions of live birds. 

Given your background, I’m sure you are more than familiar with the art of John James Audubon. His art was faithful to form, color and dimensions – but, in general, absent the essence of life. It’s true that he was working from dead animals – but the simple truth is that he lacked the artistic ability to translate the inanimate to the animate. You have that skill.

Thank you very much for helping me better understand the amount of work and skill that goes into your art. I learned and benefitted quite a lot, and am most impressed!”

Attentive and gorgeous.

A wall mounted Kinglet on driftwood.

Ginny, Maryland   (Bobwhite Quail)

I’m getting excited!! I love the expression.

I feel like a new mom watching my baby form!!