Douglas Purdy has been designing bronze sculpture for thirty years. He enjoys recreating what he sees in nature. His interpretations of birds and animals are innovative and contemporary but at the same time emit a classical quality due to the fine textures he chooses to complete his pieces. He makes all of his own moulds and meticulously hand-finishes his own sculptures. His exciting patinas, which he has developed over the years, add contrast and depth
Douglas Purdy was born in 1940. The offspring of two artists, Douglas has devoted most of his life to sculpture, working in every media of metal. He grew up in the Los Altos Hills, Ca. area and started designing in his parent's studio while still in grade school. He worked diligently under the tutelage of his parents, perfecting his designs and learning the art of mould making. His mother Carol, was a prominent ceramic designer at that time, selling her work nationally. His father, William, was a professional mould maker whose specialty was complex moulds of many parts, which he made for people all over the United States. After high school, he studied jewelry under an old European craftsman where he learned the art of "chasing," which he often uses in the hand-chisel work on his sculptures.