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Wesley Touchstone

Wesley Touchstone

About Artist

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  • Artist Statement

    Bio:
        Inspired by nature, Wesley developed a deep appreciation of organic forms, and began sculpting at an early age.  As he grew, so did his art, and he was soon sculpting in foam and clay to produce wildlife castings for the family business.  
       The loss of his son in 1989, set in motion new artistic development and growth.  Sculpture as "self-therapy" brought about several new pieces, including his first portrait bust, “Matthew". 
    Carving large props for the film industry further expanded his skills with new materials, techniques, and tools.   His focus is now on carving pet portraits in marble, and bronze castings, as he seeks to preserve special moments in each new sculpture.

    Artist Statement:

    I have enjoyed sculpting for about 45 years in a variety of mediums and styles.  The desire to carve stone has been with me for some time but I was always apprehensive due to its unforgiving nature (it's hard stuff).   A few years ago, I took the opportunity to carve marble while putting in a new shower and quickly discovered that I love it!  My focus is now carving custom pet portraits in marble and bronze castings.  I think of it as carving love in stone.
  • Resume

    CV:
    2018 Shreveport Art Club Annual Judged Exhibition @ LA State Exhibit Museum “Curves” in Marble
    2018      Shreveport Regional Airport -  Artport Display     "Tree of Life" in Bronze
    2018      Providence House  - “Pay it Forward” art project collaboration with Whitney Tates, and Brandon Crist
    2018      Central ARTSTATION   Artist UP exhibition    "Bobtail" in marble and "Tree of Life" Bonded Bronze
    2018      SRAC       Artist Entrepreneurial Intensive Training Course
    2018      Shreveport Regional Arts Council         Critical Mass 6 Group Show       "Harmony" 
    2017      Bossier Arts Council  Juried show "Human Beings & Being Human"       "Harmony" and "The Kiss"
    2016      Donation to St. Jude Dream Home of  hand carved marble tile
    2011 – 1015   Krewe of Centaur and Krewe of Atlas     various large commissioned works
    2011      NTA Annual Competition - Sculpting & Original Art (Bronzes, Castings) - "Amber"  3rd in category
    2009      NTA Annual Competition - Sculpting & Original Art (Bronzes, Castings) - "Catherine" 
    2009      NTA Annual Competition - Sculpting & Original Art (Bronzes, Castings) - "Dog and His Boy" 
    2008      NTA Annual Competition - Sculpting & Original Art (Bronzes, Castings) - "Tail-Lite" 2nd in category 
    2007      NTA Annual Competition - Sculpting & Original Art (Bronzes, Castings) - "Year One Bull" 
    2008      Film Prop for movie "Tekken"     (2) – 11 ft. tall "Greek Maidens" in EPS 
    2008      Film Prop for movie "Tekken"              11 ft. tall "Buddha head" in EPS
    2007      Film Prop for movie "Year One"           Designed and produced prototype for "The Bull“
    2003      Currently on display at Touchstone Wildlife & Art Museum       memorial bust of Sam Touchstone
    1992      Currently on display at Touchstone Wildlife & Art Museum       sculpture   "T-Rex“
    1991      Currently on display at Touchstone Wildlife & Art Museum       sculpture   "Triceratops Egg“

    Memberships:    
    North Louisiana Artist Directory , , , , Bossier Arts Council member . . . .Shreveport Art Club member

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