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Back in the studio

The first sculpture of a three part commission is now done. This life-sized mountain lion will be chasing two life-sized white tail deer bucks. The lion is still in clay, ready to start the mold/bronze foundry process. The foam enlargements of the deer will have to be...

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Commission Progress

The first sculpture of a three part commission is now done. This life-sized mountain lion will be chasing two life-sized white tail deer bucks. The lion is still in clay, ready to start the mold/bronze foundry process. The foam enlargements of the deer will have to be...

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Dedication of my new Elk Monument

The dedication of my new elk monument two weeks ago in Golden, Colorado. What an indescribable joy to share this event with my family! Watching our grandkids cut the ribbon made my heart soar! Many thanks to the photographer, Harry Olsson, Preston Driggers (a key...

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Installing “High Five”

For those of you who have never seen a public bronze installed, here are some images from this past weekend in the historic town of Sioux Falls, S.D. where we installed my "High Five " bear in their downtown area. The SculptureWalk program that they started 15 years...

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A new sculpture ready for the bronze process.

A new sculpture ready for the bronze process. This clay precast is inspired by our granddaughter, Daniella. Her dog, "Django" likes to sleep with her whenever possible, cuddling with her and her favorite blanket. The title "Comfort Zone" perfectly describes it...

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“Protecting the Future” Unveiling

If you are in the area, please stop by and join the celebration! This is a project that has taken 3+ years to complete. It honors a resident elk herd in the suburbs of Golden, Colorado, and we believe it is the only public elk monument that features a cow (female) elk...

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My Sculpture at it’s New Home

My patron just sent me these images of one of my bronze turtle creations titled "Hi There". She used the bronze as a surprise decoration for her daughter's birthday before placing it next to the beautiful little pond in her property. Knowing how my creations enrich...

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New for the Tulsa Nature Works show March 1-3

This trio of commissioned bronzes serves as a smaller version (maquette) of the life sized version due this summer. My client loves the drama of predator and prey which of course is the story behind these sculptures. Bringing my patron's vision to life really fulfills...

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Bronze Process Video

For those of you who are curious about the bronze process, here is a quick summary showing the patina process and delivery for a monument I created for the City of Golden Colorado. The foundry shown is Art Castings of Colorado. The Monument itself is scheduled for...

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Exciting project!

Just approved by my client, this clay study is in the process of being enlarged to life size for a beautiful property in Utah. Once finished, it will be a limited edition bronze both in this table top size as well as the life size. Keep checking my website for updates...

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Finished, SKB Sculpture

Finished! This bronze was the result of a quick draw at the Susan K Black Foundation's annual workshop in September 2018. Five orders were placed at the quick draw for this limited edition of 12. Dimensions: 7.25"H x 11.5"L x 5.75"deep. More Info...

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Jeff Birchill

"Christine is certainly one of the best wildlife sculptors, and I am fortunate to have seen several up close."   Jeff Birchill Sculptor, Distinguished Member of the Society of Animal Artists

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Finished bronzes for the City of Golden, Colorado

Three years in the making has now culminated in these finished bronzes for the City of Golden, Colorado. These life and one-quarter sized bronzes representing a cow elk with twin calves are the only public bronzes in the USA depicting a cow elk with her young....

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Here’s Looking at Ya Award

I was delighted to learn that my raven bronze titled "Here's Looking at Ya" was selected as a finalist in the animal category into the Internationally acclaimed ARC (Art Renewal Center) catalog. What an honor to be included in this prestigious exhibition! This...

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Quick Draw 2018

"Ursus Minors" Dimensions: 6.8"H x 11.8"L x 6.4" deep This sculpture was  completed during the Quick Draw for the 2018 Susan K Black Rendevous. Five castings were sold that evening to help raise funds for the Foundation. Many thanks to all of you who helped to...

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Mentor day at the Susan K Black Foundation

Mentor day at the Susan K Black Foundation is one of the highlights of the event. We gladly donate a morning of our workshop time to instruct local high school students in Dubois Wyoming in sculpture and painting. Many of these students have won national and regional...

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Just finished and approved by my client!

  This life-sized white tail buck was designed to be a companion sculpture to a bronze I created several years ago. It's home will eventually be in Aspen, Colorado after the mold and lost wax casting process is completed for bronze. My Aussi, Boo has...

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Loveland 2018 Sculpture in the Park

The Loveland 2018 Sculpture in the Park was another resounding success! Perfect weather made the event even better. Patrons from all over the country make their way here to see what is the largest outdoor sculpture show in the USA.

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Western Art Academy 2018

Almost done! This is our sculpture class for the second session the Western Art Academy. This year marks my 6th  teaching here at Schreiner University, Kerrville Texas,  along with fellow sculptor and friend Stephen Spears. It is a very spirited and talented group who...

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