I’m a native Californian, raised in Richmond, educated in local schools, the University of California, Berkeley and the Boalt Hall School of Law, U.C. Berkeley. I graduated in 1960, and became a legislative advocate for the Irrigation Districts Association of California.
This began a 40 year-long relationship with the California Legislature on behalf of various clients, including utilities, financial institutions, associations and businesses. My endeavors in the art world were totally non-existent until my retirement at the end of 1999.
I was somehow inveigled into a drawing course where I found out that I could draw – not well, but it improved. Then I tried painting, printmaking, etc. Three dimensional work – sculpture – was where I felt most comfortable. Bronze was my favorite medium, and this has become my focus.
The nature of bronze has enabled me to concentrate on form and shape, and to reflect the “attitudes” and nature of various objects. I’ve been fortunate to have two careers in which I’ve been privileged to forge my own path: lobbying and sculpture. This exhibition shows four samples of my artwork.
You can see more at www.ratcliff-bronze.com, or contact me at email@example.com .