How did you get started and then develop your career?
Charlotte Szynskie: I liked all artistic pursuits as a child and took all the sculpture classes available in high school. I thought that I would be an art teacher, but I changed to engineering school. When I was nearing retirement from my electrical engineering career I knew I wanted to follow a childhood passion and learn how to sculpt.
In 2012 began studying with a master sculptor at Art Students League of Denver. When he retired I had to seek out other teachers. Subsequently, I studied with four other internationally renowned master figurative sculpture teachers and did extensive independent study of human anatomy. I sculpt from live models and choose models that reveal their underlying muscular structure. I practice, practice and practice some more. In my learning process I have sculpted about 70 pieces but only bronzed 20 of them.
How did you develop your unique style?
Charlotte Szynskie: My style exalts the realistic human form with all its grace, movement, flow and emotion. I can express this style, in part, due to my understanding of human anatomy. My observation skills and artistic eye enables me to create beautiful compositions.
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