About David Pollard
Over 30 years ago, I started my artistic journey as a sculptor, dedicated to sculpting the important people and important moments in our lives and communities. I have a true passion for capturing life’s moments through unique and timeless figurative art. One of the things I love the most about being a sculptor is getting to know the stories and people that I get to meet and sculpt. Portrait sculpture is a true passion of mine and I am completely dedicated to creating memorable artworks for every project I take on.
My journey into the arts only began a few years after graduation from Appalachian State University in Boone, NC with a degree in Business. Although artistic ability runs through my family, I was a maker...a builder of things. I have built everything from skateboard ramps as a kid to custom mandolins as an adult. Creating flat art didn't make sense to me. Then totally by chance, one day I saw a documentary about a successful local sculptor. They were in his studio while he was working and I was completely enthralled with every aspect of it. That hour opened my eyes to the infinite possibilities of the art and I became obsessed with learning this art. It was the early 1990's, so there wasn't much of an internet yet, but I quickly sought out ways to learn figurative sculpture. Luckily, an old childhood friend, Robert George, was a professional sculptor in New York City. Robert pointed me to the books and videos of the last of the Renaissance Masters, Italian sculptor Bruno Lucchesi.
The journey continued in the mid 1990's when I discovered the American sculpture hotbed of Loveland, Colorado. Thanks to the dedication of Marcie Erion, the Loveland Academy of Fine Arts was born as a part of Loveland Sculpture Works. Through the Academy, I was fortunate to learn from some of the best sculptors of the West, including Blair Buswell, Lincoln Fox, Fritz White and Star Liana York. I am also fortunate to live within driving distance of Brookgreen Gardens where I attended class under Master Sculptor Tuck Langland and will be back there in September 2023 to learn the bas relief sculpture mastery of Eugene Daub, one of the foremost experts of medallic relief sculpture(coins, medals and plaques) and monumental relief sculpture alive today.
My work has appeared in shows around the country including the prestigious shows, Sculpture in the Park, Loveland, Colorado and
Sculpture in the South, Summerville, SC.
I will be hitting the regional art show world again in 2024, so be sure and subscribe to his newsletter to keep an eye on the dates and locations as the schedule develops.
Thanks again for taking a peek into my world!