American Wildlife Sculptor

Free Spirit
Bronze 10.5"H x 5"L x 5"W
Edition of 25 ~ $1,100

Bronze 9"L x 6"H x 4"W
Edition of 20 ~ $800

Bronze 9"L x 5"H x 4"W
Edition of 20 ~ $800

Feels so Good
Bronze 6.5"H x 10"L x 6"W
Edition of 25 ~ $900

Bronze 7.5"H x 15"L x 11"W

Karryl Biography

“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.”

“Wild Beasts and Whimsy,” the title for a solo show in 2003, provides a good picture of of Karryl’s bronze sculpture. Direct observation and interaction with her subjects help bring out the 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. She prefers to visit animals in their natural habitat, including trips to national parks, coastlines and zoos for inspiration. Karryl works in clay and casts in bronze using the traditional lost wax process. She works in a loose style concentrating on capturing the spirit of the moment. She gives her sculptures a sense of whimsy by exaggerating the animal’s typical movements and body structure, and elongating limbs. Serious attention is given to the texture and patinas each sculpture receives to complete her ‘inspired’ works of art.

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. Her life is split between a residence in western Pennsylvania and a studio in Loveland, Colorado.

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.

She has also exhibited in the National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson, WY and the Blauvelt Museum in NJ. Her bronzes have been selected from national tours for the Society of Annimal Artists (SAA) and Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum’s international exhibit “Birds in Art.”

Karryl`s work has been featured in U.S. Art magazine Aug 2000, InformArt magazine, Fall 2003 and Wildlife Art in Nov./Dec. 2003,Southwest Art July 2004 and the book, “Sculptors of the Rockies.” Karryl is a signature member of the Society of Animal Artists and Artists for Conservation.

Detailed Map and Directions to McBride Gallery

215 Main Street Annapolis MD 21401 • 410-267-7077

Gallery Hours: Monday - Saturday 10:00 - 5:30, Sunday 12:00 - 5:30, Thursday til 9:00pm