Mick Doellinger’s entire life has been spent working with animals in some capacity; and this life-long accumulation of “hands-on knowledge” has given him unique insights into the anatomy, movements and behavior of his subjects. He believes his time in the field, studying the subjects & environments they occupy, is critical to his creative process.
“For me, it’s less about creating a perfect replica of the animal, and more about sculpting a narrative or moment in time.”
“My earlier work was much more literal, but over time I’ve preferred not ‘overworking’ the clay. With this looser style, collectors of my work will continue to notice something they hadn’t seen before, even if it’s just a partial fingerprint or smudge. These slight ‘imperfections’ are a reminder of the hands on sculpting process, kept frozen in the finished bronze.”
Mick is an elected member of both the National Sculpture Society & Society of Animal Artists. His work can be seen in museums, galleries and private collections around the world, as well as appearing in magazines such as Western Art & Architecture, Sporting Classics, Art of the West, Fine Art Connoisseur and Western Art Collector.