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Eric is a an artist living in Northwest Montana. Tour our site. You will find information about Eric's artwork.
Eric's bronze sculptures, paintings & prints are featured worldwide in publications and TV. Major corporations, celebrities and private collectors enthusiastically collect his bronze sculptures, paintings & prints. Sales of his sculptures has generated millions of dollars in contributions to non profit organizations. Cyndy Thorsen manages our galleries and staff. We have 6500 square feet of studio & gallery open to the public with Eric's bronze sculptures, paintings & prints on display. See sculptures & paintings in progress. We also have sculptures, paintings & prints on display in other parts of USA.
Eric's subjects for sculptures, paintings & prints are diverse, but are often focused on human and animal subjects. Eric also enjoys painting landscapes. Our main gallery is located in Bigfork, Montana, a beautiful town just an hour south of Glacier International Park. Eric's studio is located in a 100 year old building displaying his sculptures, paintings & prints in downtown Bigfork. We have also developed a sculpture park in downtown Bigfork to display outdoor bronze sculptures. Visitors enjoy a view of Flathead Lake as well as a bronze sculpture fountain.
Eric started by carving fish in wood. In the beginning of his career at 24 he won Best in World with his wood sculpture called "Mystery of the Redd". Soon after he was introduced to clay and the real excitement began. He soon began producing literally hundreds of clay sculptures to be cast in bronze. His sculptures are highly acclaimed, winning him awards and honors nationwide.
We have had our gallery in Montana since 1993. We continue to expand. Our gallery in Whitefish, Montana is scheduled to be opened in November of 2005. Instead of working with many galleries as common in the art business we sell most of Eric's work directly to collectors. This gives us a personal communication with our collectors.
Eric's primary studio is 6500 square feet, located across the street from our main gallery in downtown Bigfork. Here visitors can view him at work during our guided tours. Eric also maintains a public studio located in the gallery for viewing anytime during business hours.Eric needs more than photographs to create his works. His photographic Imagination is his source for his inspiration. Eric learns the anatomy and personality of the subject to begin a project.
Cyndy and Eric travel to use live animals or models as references for sculptures in progress.