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DAVID  PAUL VENELL

AWARD WINNING ARTIST

DAVID  PAUL VENELL

AWARD WINNING ARTIST

I began my sculpting career in 2004, realizing a life long dream.  I’ve always been enthralled with art, history and the military, and I had been wanting to combine the three into one for some time.

My first attempt at sculpture of any kind was “Jungle Patrol”.  Having no formal training in the medium, I struggled through every aspect, from the clay maquette to the finished bronze sculpture.  Through these trials, I gained a tremendous insight and respect for this expression of art.

Which lead me to 2006.  As a tribute to the Marines who have served, I donated four of my first sculptures to the Marine Corps Museum at Quantico. 

Recently, I submitted several of my sculptures for an award from the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation.  I am honored to have been recognized and received the Colonel John W. Thomason, Jr. Award for Art from the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation.

Having served in the military and worked various military related jobs, I feel my work ethic and attention to detail has had a direct influence in each sculpture I create.  As an artist, there is no higher compliment for me than to have my work inspire memories, emotions and sometimes tears. My current work of military figures has created a connection with veterans and their families, invoking stories relating to their military service and their friends lost to war and time.  I am truly humbled and proud of their courage and am honored to pay tribute through my sculptures.

I feel very fortunate to be able to convey the mind’s eye into a three dimensional work of art.  My goal is to create a snapshot in time and to capture the chaos and calm of military life, past and present.

I began my sculpting career in 2004, realizing a life long dream.  I’ve always been enthralled with art, history and the military, and I had been wanting to combine the three into one for some time.

My first attempt at sculpture of any kind was “Jungle Patrol”.  Having no formal training in the medium, I struggled through every aspect, from the clay maquette to the finished bronze sculpture.  Through these trials, I gained a tremendous insight and respect for this expression of art.

Which lead me to 2006.  As a tribute to the Marines who have served, I donated four of my first sculptures to the Marine Corps Museum at Quantico. 

Recently, I submitted several of my sculptures for an award from the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation.  I am honored to have been recognized and received the Colonel John W. Thomason, Jr. Award for Art from the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation.

Having served in the military and worked various military related jobs, I feel my work ethic and attention to detail has had a direct influence in each sculpture I create.  As an artist, there is no higher compliment for me than to have my work inspire memories, emotions and sometimes tears. My current work of military figures has created a connection with veterans and their families, invoking stories relating to their military service and their friends lost to war and time.  I am truly humbled and proud of their courage and am honored to pay tribute through my sculptures.

I feel very fortunate to be able to convey the mind’s eye into a three dimensional work of art.  My goal is to create a snapshot in time and to capture the chaos and calm of military life, past and present.