Shirley Scarpetta has always had a passion for sculpture. In 2007, while attending pottery classes at a local college, her love for clay was born. What became a curiosity, has now become a lifelong mission! From life-size bronzes, to larger than life size monuments, to custom desktop pieces, there isn’t anything Scarpetta cannot sculpt. Whether creating a 750 pound wildcat as a high school mascot, or working with city mayors in Texas and Louisiana, or creating life-size firemen memorials, Shirley’s main source of inspiration are people of significance who leave a legacy of what it means to be good in this world. One of her most popular works include a bust of Maleah Davis, a little girl brutally murdered by her stepfather. The bust was donated to Tim Miller, owner of Texas Equuasearch. The story became national headlines, where she was interviewed by CNN, Inside Edition, ABC13, FOX News, KPRC, just to name a few. Shirley has served as a director for DaVinci’s Artist Gallery in Tomball, Texas. Her work shows in several Galleries in Texas. She currently has a studio at the Purple Elephant Artist Community, where she has been sculpting over 10 years. To see more of her work, please visit her website at: www.sculptorscarpetta.com
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