This larger than life Black Bear with an attitude of playfulness.
Award winning sculptor, Christine Knapp, a native of Dayton, Ohio, has been a professional artist since 1990. She is best known for her realistic bronze creations of both animal and human subjects. After attending art classes at the university of Dayton and studying with several well-known painters and sculptors, such as Lincoln Fox, Veryl Goodnight, Guy Coheleach, and John Seerey-Lester, Christine found her true love in sculpture.
“Art is an intimate way of communicating a message, feeling or emotion to others. My goal is to spark a fond memory, inspire an idea or enlighten my viewers of the varied subjects I have chosen to portray. Of ultimate interest to me is that special bond that develops between people, animals, and each other.”
Response to her work in this medium has proven so successful that she now devotes all her artistic endeavors exclusively to sculpture. All of her bronzes are created by utilization of the age-old lost wax casting process. In order to better convey the spirit of her subjects, she has traveled to South America, Canada, Europe and Africa to obtain first-hand knowledge through personal observation and her own photography. Of special interest to her is the wildlife in the Rocky Mountain ecosystems of the United States and Canada.
She is also known for her expressive creations of children and canine portraits. Christine currently maintains her studio and residence near Lyons, Colorado with her husband and two dogs.