Bronzesmith Fine Art Gallery and Foundry

Shisler, Bill and Renee

Bill and Renee Shisler have created Fine Art since their marriage 38 years ago. They studied Fine Art at Fort Lewis College in Durango, studied sculpting at the Loveland Academy of Fine Art, and attended the Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design in Denver, Colorado. They have two wonderful boys that have been very tolerant, and supportive of their parents’ artistic obsession and hobbies. Bill and Renee also had the honor and privilege to share their lives and family with their best friends; their dogs.

For years Bill painted oil landscapes and Renee cut her scratchboards that were displayed and managed by several galleries throughout Colorado. In 1989 they left their two-dimensional pieces behind and began to collaborate and create sculptures.

While some couples may have difficulties working together, Bill and Renee’s ability to work together make for a very creative and productive partnership. Since they both have a love and respect of animals, they created bronze wildlife sculptures. They found themselves being commissioned to sculpt dogs. It was there they focused their energies, which has now become their passion and specialty. They hope to share the dog’s lives and personalities through their sculptures.​

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