About the Artist
I am fascinated by relief and portraiture – sculpting faces of the famous, the cherished and the unknown. My work is rooted in the belief that there is an important place for three-dimensional, tactile sculpture among the graphic art on every collector’s walls or shelf.
I began sculpting in 2000 and have studied with many of Edmonton area’s finest artists.
My work is represented by the Old Strathcona Arts Emporium in Edmonton Alberta, Black Star Studios in Invermere BC, and can be found in private collections in the US, UK, Netherlands and across Canada. I am delighted that the family of the late Stephen Hawking owns his portrait and that Nelson Mandela found a home in the Alchemist Gallery in Dingwall Scotland!
I am President of the Sculptors' Association of Alberta, and a member of the Alberta Craft Council, Harcourt House Artist Run Centre and Visual Arts Studio Association of St. Albert.
Born and raised in Montreal, I have spent most of my adult life on the prairies and currently live in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
- Ellie Shuster