My goal is to depict my subjects with thoughtfulness, sensitivity and respect. I try to be true to the anatomy of each animal along with bringing out its personality and soul, making my sculpture at once an internal and external expression. My life has been one of studying art, animals and their way of being. I have always lived in the country surrounded by nature and my own animals, horses included, which are a great inspiration to me.
I have several sculptures at the North Carolina Zoological Park and in private and corporate collections across the United States and Canada. I am a Signature Artist with the Society of Animal Artists and have won two Award of Excellence medals and the Evelyn and Peter Haller Award. My work has been included in many “Art and the Animal” tours at museums across the country, including a special exhibit at The National Geographic Society in Washington DC. I am also a Signature Member Artist with The American Women Artists and have won a Silver Medal (over-all) for Signature Members, the Leonard J. Meiselman Award and the Award of Recognition for 3 Dimensional. Other awards have been won at The Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club (Anna Hyatt Huntington Bronze Medal), The American Artists Professional League, the Allied Artists of America and the Pen and Brush.
While this work is not at the sculpture garden, it is for sale through Carolina Bronze Sculpture. If you are interested in purchasing one of the scuptures, contact Melissa Walker at email@example.com.