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Richard Loffler | Artist Spotlight

SEWE is thrilled to announce sculptor Richard Loffler as one of its Guest Artists for the 2017 event.  Born and raised in Saskatchewan, Loffler has been inspired by the splendor that the natural beauty of the prairies has to offer. Passionate about what lives beneath the big skies, nature and wildlife have been an integral part of his world since youth. Fortunate to have worked with the Royal Saskatchewan Museum from 1978 to 2000, it became the impetus to his artistic endeavors. Loffler’s sculptures are featured in art galleries, and numerous exhibitions and permanent collections all around North America. He has also been an instructor of sculpture for many years.

“I have always been fascinated by the creations of nature and the themes of life it generates. Conflict and adversity, the innocence of youth, the strength and character of the aged – all prevail in abundance. Nature is a tremendous foundation from which to acquire knowledge and understanding: the fundamentals are what every artist must seek to recreate truthfully and innovatively,” says Loffler.

“Working from life affords me controlled confidence. No questions go unanswered. My approach is traditional with impressionistic flavor. I try to capture the character of my subjects at moments of instinctive gesture, while controlling design and composition to present a grace to each piece. To study from life allows me simply the truth; it affords me the ability to pursue my passion as a life long venture.”

View the process of how a clay sculpture is transformed into a bronze piece of fine art here.

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