Sculptor Robert Deurloo lives in one of the largest wilderness areas
in the continental United States. Surrounded by rugged mountains,
which are inhabited by the animals he sculpts, this postcard-perfect
chunk of wilderness is an ideal place for inspiration as a wildlife
artist. Robert’s sculptures are cast from molten bronze, but
due to an elaborate and exotic patina process, they appear to be
chiseled from the granite of the mountains. A combination of intense
heat and various acids and minerals produce the polished stone patinas.
A self-taught artist, Robert's style blossoms from within, rather
than forged by external teachings. He has learned over his 25 year
career that capturing every detail in a sculpture can actually detract
from the impact of the piece. An exquisite form, combined with a
little mystery, will not only capture the spirit of the animal,
but will allow a viewer to bring their own experiences to play in
the appreciation of his works of art.
Robert has received many awards for his sculpture, including Best
in Class at the National Wildlife Art Show, and an acquisition by
the Smithsonian Institute for permanent display in the National
Museum of American Art in Washington, D.C.
Robert Deurloo with his monumental sculpture "Prowler III".