Welcome to James Nance Sculpture
I have been sculpting realistic portraits in the classical style for over 30 years, and I would be honored to create a one-of-a-kind bronze sculpture that honors your unique heritage. A sculptural portrait commission is a very personal and unique endeavor. No, two subjects are alike and no two commissions will ever be alike. Whether the portrait is created posthumously, or the subject is unavailable for a sitting, I am able to create the sculpture working simply from photographs. I have the experience necessary to creating a portrait sculpture that will honor your loved one.
Portrait sculpture can be either extremely detailed, or quite simplistic in design. Depending on the subject matter, the level of detail, and the emotion that is displayed, portrait sculpture possesses the ability to capture our hearts and minds. We can see our own human experiences portrayed in these beautifully crafted pieces. Not only must a good portrait capture the likeness of the face, but it must also capture the spirit and character of the subject as interpreted through the eyes of the artist. If the portrait is a full-figure sculpture, the individual’s unique body language, movement, and form must also be well defined.
If the subject is a generic figure meant to represent an entire group or class, rather than a specific individual, an accomplished portrait artist will work from a carefully selected model who displays the right characteristics. Bronze sculpture can be created in any size you desire. Whether you wish to order a life-size sculpture, a bust, or a medallion, I will work with you to make sure the final piece is exactly what you envisioned.
Contact me today to discuss your project ideas and specifications in detail. I look forward to working with you.