Reg Parsons

Artist Statement “Creating life in sculpture that expresses beauty, passion and strength makes me come alive. I choose my subjects and themes from picturing the finished piece, complete with detail, before my hands touch the clay. I’m challenged to expand my style of realism through varied techniques to capture the life of each piece as my eyes see it.”

Artist Biography: The appreciation of creation’s beauty has been the inspiration for Reg Parsons. Growing up in western Canada, his school notebook margins were filled with sketches of wildlife and horses. The desire to recreate wildlife took him into the art of taxidermy, laying the foundation for his work in bronze. For many years he sculpted mannequins, and reproduced them for the purpose of taxidermy. The spring of 1997 brought with it a new challenge to sculpt wildlife, to be cast in bronze. His understanding of nature, and the anatomy of wildlife, is evident in the life that he captures in each sculpture.  Subjects such as the Golden Eagle, North American wildlife, the Western Rodeo Series, the Lab Puppy Series, the impressionist Series of Creation, and his whimsical pieces that bring a smile, demonstrate the versatility of this award-winning artist. His work is original, and appealing to a wide range of art lovers. It can be found in cooperate and private collections around the world and is displayed in fine art galleries throughout western Canada and the United States.  Reg resides in Cranbrook, BC, and was commissioned by the City in 2007 to sculpt a monument of a sow grizzly and her two cubs, “On Donely Slide,” for the Cranbrook Airport. His bronzes and their often clever titles are in keeping with his personal nature: a love of wildlife all his life, precise adherence to minute detail, joy in the beauty and power of creation, and the humble appreciation of his talent and good fortune to be doing something he loves. A gifted sculptor and painter, he’s also somewhat of poet, and quite often writes poetry to tell the story of the sculpture as he sees it. With unlimited talent as a self-taught artist, he looks forward to his next work being his best. Be it a notebook, a canvas, or a lump of clay, he requires excellence in everything he puts his hand to, and gives credit to God as the source of his giftedness.

The Bear Family commission at the Cranbrook International Airport

                                               Click to visit his website:  Reg Parsons Website

Phone Number: 250-426-7119  or  by email info@regparsons.com

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