Kitty Cantrell. Award-winning artist and environmentalist Kitty Cantrell is known for her striking sculptures of North American wildlife. Intricately designed and detailed, her Mixed Media sculptures capture expressions of animals that have never known human touch. Wolves, eagles and humpback whales are a few of the subjects this native Californian has chosen to sculpt since beginning her professional career. Kitty is one of the few American artists today who has a natural talent for capturing the animals she chooses to sculpt as only nature knows them. Cantrell begins the sculpting process with only a general idea of what she is about to create. To ensure the authenticity and accuracy of her sculptures, Kitty spends numerous hours researching the animals paying close attention to subtle details such as the wing span or shape of a tail. Kitty produces a rough sculpture out of soft clay to check for composition and form. She then painstakingly forms a master sculpture that is to scale and anatomically correct. This second sculpture is sent to the Legends/Genesis foundry in Los Angeles, California, where a resin cast is made and the manufacturing process begins. Demonstrating her commitment to animals and wildlife, Kitty donates a portion of the proceeds from her art to the Nature Conservancy, the World Wildlife Fund and the Grounded Eagle Foundation.
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