Elaine Seeley

Artist Statement

My academic training in sculpture required hours spent drawing the figure, studying anatomy, and modeling figures in clay. I emphasize the human figure in my welded sculptures. My aim is to capture the movement, essence, and energy of the human figure. Most importantly, I work with ideas and observations. Currently, I am working with four themes that interest me: women and the family, the circus, on the beach, and mythology. My years of teaching and exhibiting sculpture have, hopefully, helped me develop a greater awareness of 3-dimensional art’s place in the art world with my students and colleagues. My objective in this pursuit is to continue to express my love for sculpture

Phone: (760) 431-8959

Website: http://www.elaineseeleysculpture.com/

Artist Bio

Ms. Seeley is a sculptor and art educator who has exhibited on both coasts as well as taught art and sculpture courses for over twenty-five years. Her training began on the East Coast where she received a Bachelors and Masters degree in Art and Education from the New York State University system. Her graduate school emphasis was on sculpture and developing new approaches to teaching sculpture to children and adults. She has received grants from the California Arts Council to teach sculpture as an Artist-In-Residence in the San Diego public schools. In addition to teaching, Ms. Seeley founded and operated a business that provided creative art projects for elementary school-aged children. These products were sold throughout the United States and were designed to foster the children’s interest in 3-dimensional art. Ms. Seeley has exhibited in New York regional art shows and has had several solo showings on the East Coast. Since moving to California, she has received awards in many regional juried shows. In addition to solo exhibitions on both coasts, she has participated in group exhibitions in San Diego, La Jolla, Encinitas, Solana Beach, and Carlsbad. Ms. Seeley was a long-time member of the San Diego Art Institute. She is a member of the Carlsbad Oceanside Art League and the San Dieguito Art Guild, exhibiting often at these venues. Ms. Seeley works primarily in stainless steel, copper, and brass, making her works suitable for the garden as well as indoors. The human figure is of special interest to her, working first in clay from a live model. Her figures range from small to life-size.


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