Featured Artist Shirley Scarpetta Skidmore

Working in several mediums, Shirley Scarpetta Skidmore creates a stunning portfolio of sculpture. Find out more about this talented artist by visiting her website.


Ancestral Background

“Ancestral Background” Bronze, 8″x 8.5″ x 6″


I consider myself to be an endless student of the arts. Sculpture has always been a fascination of mine since I was a little child. Especially being in front of the Statue of Liberty and seeing as how this enormous sculpture represents so much to so many.


Strolling Around

“Strolling Around” Epoxy clay, limestone, 14″ x 30″ x 28″


I wanted to leave a legacy of that magnitude for others since I could remember. I had been a stay at home mother and loved every minute of it, but it was becoming evident my need to express my voice and desires, so I took a continuing education course at a local college in pottery, and the rest is history!



“Kahari” Epoxy clay, driftwood, western red cedar, 33″ x 12″ x 12″


Clay had become an extension of my soul. It had become my way of expressing what I had witnessed during my time and travels from around the world. Nature, sea life, and mascots, people; they all represent something to others. God had given me a gift of sculpture, so now it was my turn to share this gift for the world to see.


The Truth, The Life, The Way

“The Truth, The Life, The Way” Terra Cotta, 15″ x 13″ x 10″


I received my first place award at the college for ceramics on my very first piece I had ever made. I quickly became fascinated with how everyone thought I had been studying for years. So I pursued more studying at the famous Glassell School of Art, and took a semester in sculpture and mold making.


Mascot in process

The artist with mascot sculpture in process.


I then got awarded the huge honor of sculpting a 750 lb. bronze wildcat for Cypress Woods High School and never looked back since.


Bronze mascot sculpture

Bronze mascot sculpture titled “212” measures 7.5′ x 3.5′ and weighs 750 pounds.


I have been in several galleries throughout the United States, and became a Co-Director of a Cooperative Gallery for 11/2 years. I help several charities that are dear to me every year with donating my art, and hope to continue to create mascots or major people in history to tell our story.


Spiny Lobster

“Spiny Lobster” Epoxy clay and limestone, 11″ x 15″ x 23″


I am currently working on two giraffes for a private collection. They will be cast in bronze and available in limited edition. Though I work in several mediums, my ultimate passion is bronze.



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