Michael Evans - Sculptor / Artisan
Since arriving in Canada from Sheffield, England in 2002, I have been inspired and influenced by the beauty of the Canadian landscape and abundant wildlife, much of this wildlife is reflected in my creations.
A significant health event in 2014 prompted me to re-evaluate what was important in my life and was the tipping point in the decision to spend more time on my interests in sculpting and passion for creating artisanal artwork.
In fact it was these interests that provided me with the strength needed to face my health challenges and was also the inspiration for the creation of the 'Unbroken Spirit' website which represents my attitude to life and also as a means of sharing my creations with others.
My creativity lends itself to a number of mediums, whether it is sculpting in soapstone, moose antler or creating unique artisanal artwork. I enjoy the challenges of working in a number of mediums but sculpting in Brazilian soapstone is my passion with wildlife creations being my specialty. I enjoy the challenges that present themselves in such an unforgiving material.
Creating this kind of art form is absorbing, intensive and demands concentration and perseverance.
Being self-taught, I do not follow any prescribed carving style. I make a connection with each piece which is reflected in the grace, strength and spirit of the finished sculpture.