The Fisher Boy by Artist in Resident Lucuis Upshaw

Connect with Artist in Resident Lucuis Upshaw creekside, August 6 & 7

Meet Lucuis Upshaw, the newest addition to our Artist in Residence Program. He will be sculpting a work in-progress of clay and wax, August 6 & 7 from 11a.m. to 2p.m. creekside. Find his bronze sculpture named “Fisher Boy” placed in the Cress creekside dining area!

L. Upshaw, work in progress, Friesian Horse

Sculptor and Painter, Lucius Upshaw, has been creating works of lasting beauty for over fifty years. Coming from a family of artists, he began painting and sculpting at a young age. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Art, and specialized in sculpture while attending Humboldt State University in California. “I had the unique opportunity to work closely with internationally known sculptor, Melvin Schuler,” Upshaw states. Versatility and originality emanate from the work of Upshaw.

For years, Upshaw made stunning creations of wood and stone, using the traditional, direct hand carved method. His recent work has been bronze castings, the imagery often featuring human and animal forms. His patina finishes vary from a glassy smooth surface to a meticulously hand hammed textured surface. The bronzes are cast in limited editions of about thirty.

Also, Upshaw creates large sculptures using copper over wood. “This method works well for outdoor sculptures,” Upshaw explains. “It can withstand the weather.” Upshaw created a stunning Spiriling River copper fountain for the City of Redding at the Welcome sign, and another large salmon/eagle copper relief can be seen at the Eureka Sequoia Park and Zoo. His work is in the hands of many public and private collectors.

Friesian Horse, bronze, 22 in. long

Upshaw is also an accomplished painter, working strictly in oils. He received a Best of Show award in a national competition for his painting, Tu Do, in 2014.

For over a decade his fine art works have been represented by Goldenstein Gallery.

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