Gerard Basil Stripling |
Gerard Basil Stripling
Gerard, who grew up in Los Angeles, California is a self-taught artist who has acquired knowledge and experience from his travels and life experiences. He draws on all aspects of his life in order to create unique and meaningful pieces. His artistic beginnings started when he was young; drawing was part of his everyday recreation. From a very early age he knew that he wanted to be an artist. As an adult he worked in many creative, artistic fields such as set design, costume design and building functional art. This only partly satisfied his artistic desires, so he began to create fine art sculptures that became his full-time passion. In the last few years Gerard has specifically worked on creating fine art in bronze. It is in this medium that he has found the truest form of art that flows from his heart, head and soul. He draws on all aspects of his life in order to create unique and meaningful pieces. Gerard has exhibited his work at the Festival of Arts in Laguna Beach, California, and has had great success in forming a clientele that recognizes the beauty and strength in his work. His sculptures are included in many significant collections both public and private. Gerard lives in Laguna Beach and works full time as an artist.