Karryl - The Sculptress
"My pieces capture a moment in time in order to bring others to a closer awareness and appreciation of the natural world. My greatest joy is taking time to study animals in their natural environment."
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If you take "Wild Beasts and Whimsy", the title for her one person show in Valdosta, Georgia in 2003, ad a few of her domestic animal friends and you have a good picture of what Karryl is about. Direct observation and interaction with her subjects help bring out the amusement and joy she feels for the natural world around her. Karryl`s African subjects have been inspired by adventures in South Africa, Zimbabwe, Namibia, and Botswana.
Karryl works in clay and casts in bronze. She works in a loose style concentrating on capturing the spirit of the moment.
Karryl received her BFA with an emphasis on sculpture from the University of Colorado. She continued her education with workshops at the Loveland Academy and an apprenticeship with artist Hollis Williford.
Karryl`s award winning sculptures have been shown in invitational and juried shows across the country including the Colorado Governor`s Invitational; Artists for the New Century, Bennington Center for the Arts; Art of the Animal Kingdom, Bennington, VT.; Southeastern Wildlife Exposition, Charleston, SC.; Loveland Invitational Sculpture Show, CO.; Waterfowl Festival, Easton Md., and the Reflections Of Nature Wildlife Art Show, Fallbrook, CA. Karryl`s work has been featured in U.S. Art magazine Aug. 2000, InformArt magazine fall 2003 and Wildlife Art in Nov./Dec. 2003 and Southwest Art July 2004.
November 2011 Karryl was featured sculptor at the Plantation Art Festival in Thomasville, GA. Karryl is a signature member of the Society of Animal Artisits and the Artists for Conservation.
Karryl on Location
Karryl on location, gathering images for new works.