Artist Vance Theoret started his love affair with art in the late 1970s as a young man of 20-something. In the late 80s he started stone sculpting and knew that, as for line of work, this was where he wanted to be.
“I knew I was in the right medium when I got into stone. I already had a good feel for three dimensional through experience with clay. Each piece takes three days and 20 years to get to the place where you can do that. ”
Between sales in his adjacent gallery and commissioned pieces, Theoret is among the elite artists who can support themselves comfortably on their work. His pieces were presented as awards in the prestigious World Skills Competition 2009 that took place in Calgary.
In his 22 years as a sculptor, Theoret has learned to keep things light and one way he goes about it is incorporating humour into a piece whenever he can.
“I get ideas from my dog and from watching cartoons. I study human behaviour and incorporate that, too. Using humour grounds me and ensures I’m not taking myself too seriously. It keeps the ego out.” more
Excerpts of this interview by 100 Mile Free House Press used with permission of the artist.
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