Stanley Sculpture Garden

Through inspiration and collaboration from local artists in Colorado, The Stanley Hotel in Estes Park is proud to present The Stanley Sculpture Garden.  Nestled within the outdoor nature setting, and near the cascading waterfall, you will enjoy the beauty of life-size wildlife statues cast in bronze.  Catch a glimpse of an otter, a bald eagle, a fawn, a bear, and many others!

Each sculpture features a bronze plaque engraved with the Sculptor’s “Charity of Choice”.  The sculptures are for sale, with proceeds going directly to the artist and their charity of choice.  The grand nature and history of The Stanley Hotel makes this a perfect setting for the arts.

For more information on purchasing a sculpture or showing your sculpture at The Stanley, please contact Patty Twogood, PTwogood@stanleyhotel.com or 970-577-4112.

"Splash Down"

Artist:  Mike Dwyer
Price:  $4,400
Charity:  Kids Hope, USA

Mike began expressing his love for birds and nature at an early age by carving waterfowl and songbirds out of wood. His medium eventually evolved into bronze sculpting which has allowed him to add a whole new dimension to his work. His limited edition bronze sculptures range from very detailed Bald Eagles to smooth elegant Morning Doves and lifelike sculptures of children interacting with nature. His eye for anatomy, balance and flow are evident in each sculpture. Living in Loveland has enabled Mike to learn the process of the "lost wax" method of bronze sculpting and is involved in the completion of each sculpture. Mike's pieces can be found in private collections and public settings throughout the United States and Australia. He has been honored with People's Choice Awards and Juror's Awards for his beautiful lifelike sculptures and detailed work.

To view more sculptures by Mike Dwyer, go to www.mikedwyersculptures.com

"New Arrival"

"New Arrival"
Artist:  Mike Dwyer
Price:  $1,900.00
Charity:  Kids Hope, USA

Mike began expressing his love for birds and nature at an early age by carving waterfowl and songbirds out of wood. His medium eventually evolved into bronze sculpting which has allowed him to add a whole new dimension to his work. His limited edition bronze sculptures range from very detailed Bald Eagles to smooth elegant Morning Doves and lifelike sculptures of children interacting with nature. His eye for anatomy, balance and flow are evident in each sculpture. Living in Loveland has enabled Mike to learn the process of the "lost wax" method of bronze sculpting and is involved in the completion of each sculpture. Mike's pieces can be found in private collections and public settings throughout the United States and Australia. He has been honored with People's Choice Awards and Juror's Awards for his beautiful lifelike sculptures and detailed work.

To view more sculptures by Mike Dwyer, go to www.mikedwyersculptures.com

 

"Day Break"

Artist:  Mark Hopkins
Price:  $9,000
Charity:  The Navy Seal Foundation

"I strive to express beyond the image, to catch the spirit, to reveal deeper emotions, and, most importantly to share joy."

When sculptor Mark Hopkins is asked how long he has been sculpting, he is likely to respond, “Since before I was born”.  From his earliest memories, he has been captivated by form and design.

From tabletop sculpture to monuments, in homes, offices, and public settings around the world, Mark Hopkins’ bronzes are appreciated for their beautifully flowing motion, natural perspectives, and superior quality, a powerful legacy for future generations.

To view more sculptures by Mark Hopkins, go to www.markhopkinssculpture.com

"Face To Face"

Artist:  Mark Hopkins
Price:  $10,000
Charity:  The Navy Seal Foundation

"I strive to express beyond the image, to catch the spirit, to reveal deeper emotions, and, most importantly to share joy."

When sculptor Mark Hopkins is asked how long he has been sculpting, he is likely to respond, “Since before I was born”.  From his earliest memories, he has been captivated by form and design.

From tabletop sculpture to monuments, in homes, offices, and public settings around the world, Mark Hopkins’ bronzes are appreciated for their beautifully flowing motion, natural perspectives, and superior quality, a powerful legacy for future generations.

To view more sculptures by Mark Hopkins, go to www.markhopkinssculpture.com

"Soft Landing"

Artist:  Gary Moore
Price:  $9,800
Charity:  Wounded Warrior Project

Gary grew up in Shawnee, Oklahoma.  After a 15-year professional rodeo career, riding bareback horses and bulls, and more than 20 years in a professional business career, he is pursuing his life-long love of art. Gary gives credit to his father for any art talent he has.  His drawing and painting began when he was a young boy.  After moving to Loveland, CO, he was exposed to many great sculptures, and decided to try his hand at sculpting. His first two pieces were a success, almost selling out while still in the clay. Gary is still pursuing his dream, creating realistic depictions of the American West in bronze.

To view more sculptures by Gary Moore, go to www.gmooreart.com

"Gotcha"

Artist:  Bobbie Carlyle
Price:  $24,000
Charity:  Smile Train

"I create monumental bronze sculptures that capture bold strength and provocative intelligence.  My figures go beyond first impressions to challenge the intellect and cause the viewer to look within themselves for greater meaning.  My work reflects my love for classic sculpture, while presenting a modern approach with its presentation and a psychological approach for connection to the struggles and triumphs of life."

Bobbie's sculpting career began nearly three decades ago.  Her subjects range from wildlife to Western, to figurative, and liturgical sculpture.  She is internationally known and recognized for her piece entitled "Self Made Man", and she has numerous other pieces in her portfolio.  She has recently installed a commission piece for the Los Angeles Public School District which is slated for unveiling soon, and has had commissioned several other new and creative sculptures.  In addition, she is one of only five artists included in the current process to create a memorial sculpture for Benjamin Banneker planned for placement within the Memorial Core of Washington, D.C.

To view more sculptures by Bobbie Carlyle, go to www.bobbiecarlylesculpture.com

"State of Grace"

Artist:  Bobbie Carlyle
Price:  $28,000
Charity:  Smile Train
 

"I create monumental bronze sculptures that capture bold strength and provocative intelligence.  My figures go beyond first impressions to challenge the intellect and cause the viewer to look within themselves for greater meaning.  My work reflects my love for classic sculpture, while presenting a modern approach with its presentation and a psychological approach for connection to the struggles and triumphs of life."

Bobbie's sculpting career began nearly three decades ago.  Her subjects range from wildlife to Western, to figurative, and liturgical sculpture.  She is internationally known and recognized for her piece entitled "Self Made Man", and she has numerous other pieces in her portfolio.  She has recently installed a commission piece for the Los Angeles Public School District which is slated for unveiling soon, and has had commissioned several other new and creative sculptures.  In addition, she is one of only five artists included in the current process to create a memorial sculpture for Benjamin Banneker planned for placement within the Memorial Core of Washington, D.C.

To view more sculptures by Bobbie Carlyle, go to www.bobbiecarlylesculpture.com

"The Early Bear"

Artist:  Julie Jones
Price:  $8500
Charity:  L.D.S. Church

“I have lived a blessed life!  I have a wonderful family and supportive, amazing friends and….I am able to express myself through sculpture, my favorite artistic medium.  Each sculpture I create represents an experience, thought, or emotion that has influenced my life.  I have been creating bronzes for more than 11 years, and I am humbled and grateful to be able to reach out to others and share this great art form.”

Julie has lived near Loveland, Colorado for over thirty years. A Loveland High School graduate, she was the recipient of the Howard E. "Bill" Reed award (given each year to one outstanding student-citizen-athlete in the Loveland area) and of the Lola Meister Memorial Art Award (given to one LHS senior each year).

Julie holds a BA in Fine Art from Brigham Young University where she also competed for the track team. She was awarded five All-American citations throughout her college years and two Olympic Trial berths. During her final year at BYU, she was named the Most Outstanding Female Senior Athlete (her male counterpart was former NFL star Steve Young).

To view more sculptures by Julie Jones, go to www.juliesculpture.com

"Bear Chair"

Artist:  Julie Jones
Price:  $24,500
Charity:  L.D.S. Church

“I have lived a blessed life!  I have a wonderful family and supportive, amazing friends and….I am able to express myself through sculpture, my favorite artistic medium.  Each sculpture I create represents an experience, thought, or emotion that has influenced my life.  I have been creating bronzes for more than 11 years, and I am humbled and grateful to be able to reach out to others and share this great art form.”

Julie has lived near Loveland, Colorado for over thirty years. A Loveland High School graduate, she was the recipient of the Howard E. "Bill" Reed award (given each year to one outstanding student-citizen-athlete in the Loveland area) and of the Lola Meister Memorial Art Award (given to one LHS senior each year).

Julie holds a BA in Fine Art from Brigham Young University where she also competed for the track team. She was awarded five All-American citations throughout her college years and two Olympic Trial berths. During her final year at BYU, she was named the Most Outstanding Female Senior Athlete (her male counterpart was former NFL star Steve Young).

To view more sculptures by Julie Jones, go to www.juliesculpture.com

"Spring is in the Hare”

Artist:  Diane D. Mason
Price:  $2,995
Charity:  Larimer Humane Society

Diane sculpts what she has studied and loved all of her life – animals.  At Purdue University, she obtained a degree in Ethology (animal behavior).  In the 80’s, she traveled the midwest art show circuit with her scratchboard drawings; in the early 90’s, she discovered sculpture… and never looked back.  She attempts to capture the essence of the animals she sculpts, often using a touch of humor to draw in the viewer and tempt them to explore the concept that we humans aren’t as different from the rest of the animal kingdom as we may think.

Her work has been showcased in many prestigious exhibitions in the past ten years, including the Society of Animal Artists’ Annual Exhibitions; the National Sculpture Society’s Annual Awards Exhibitions; Sculpture in the Park (Loveland, CO);

Her greatest honor, however, has been serving as the President of the internationally-renowned Society of Animal Artists since November of 2008.

To view more sculptures by Diane D. Mason, go to www.ddmason.com

"Anticipation”

Artist:  Diane D. Mason
Price:  $5,400
Charity:  Larimer Humane Society

Diane sculpts what she has studied and loved all of her life – animals.  At Purdue University, she obtained a degree in Ethology (animal behavior).  In the 80’s, she traveled the midwest art show circuit with her scratchboard drawings; in the early 90’s, she discovered sculpture… and never looked back.  She attempts to capture the essence of the animals she sculpts, often using a touch of humor to draw in the viewer and tempt them to explore the concept that we humans aren’t as different from the rest of the animal kingdom as we may think.

Her work has been showcased in many prestigious exhibitions in the past ten years, including the Society of Animal Artists’ Annual Exhibitions; the National Sculpture Society’s Annual Awards Exhibitions; Sculpture in the Park (Loveland, CO);

Her greatest honor, however, has been serving as the President of the internationally-renowned Society of Animal Artists since November of 2008.

To view more sculptures by Diane D. Mason, go to www.ddmason.com

"Love and Protection”

Artist:  Victoria Parsons
Price:  $6,500
Charity:  The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust 

Victoria has been sculpting wildlife subjects in wood, stone and bronze for over 20 years and was discovered as an accomplished sculptor once marketing of her work began in 2004. She’s a notable award winning artist having most recently been awarded the 2011 Medal of Excellence from Artists for Conservation. Victoria’s work has been juried into numerous prestigious museum tour events including the Society of Animal Artists, National Sculpture Society, Birds in Art and Artists for Conservation. Her sculptures have been featured in a number of publications such as Southwest Art magazine editor’s, “Sculpture of the Rockies.”                                                 

Any chance for her to interact with wildlife in spirit, motion or daily life creates the inspiration for her individual sculptures. Her naturalistic style is enhanced by the use of unique, specialty wood such as rare 1,500 year old bristlecone pine found in the Colorado mountains as high as 12,000 feet. She also utilizes burl wood such as Carpathian elm, cherry and rose myrtle which yield stunning “one of a kind” creations as a result of their shape, age and rarity. Victoria’s talents extend into clay and wax sculpture which are cast for limited bronze editions. To achieve her best work she’s always pushing the limits on what can be done in any medium so as to create a different effect.

To view more sculptures by Victoria Parsons, go to www.victoriaparsonssculpture.com

"My Little Deer"

Artist:  Christine Knapp
Price:  $14,000
Charity:  American Cancer Society

Award winning sculptor, Christine Knapp, a native of Dayton, Ohio, has been a professional artist since 1990. She is best known for her realistic bronze creations of both animal and human subjects. After attending art classes at the University of Dayton and studying with several well- known painters and sculptors, Christine found her true love in sculpture.
“Art is an intimate way of communicating a message, feeling or emotion to others. My goal is to spark a fond memory, inspire an idea or enlighten my viewers of the varied subjects I have chosen to portray”

In order to better convey the spirit of her subjects, she travels extensively to obtain first-hand knowledge through personal observation and her own photography. Of special interest to her is the wildlife of Yellowstone and Teton National Parks ecosystems. Native American culture is also a very inspirational force behind her work.

To view more sculptures by Christine Knapp, go to www.christineknappsculpture.com