Dale Sumner

Being self-taught in all forms of art I've always been observant to texture, colors, rust and decay, My time in the saddle as an active 3-D Concept Artist is less than 5 years. I retired at age 62 after 30 years in the confection business. My last 20 years being with Nestle USA. In a career of 30 years, my field of expertise ranges from marketing and business analyst to National Accounts Manager. With first-hand experience dealing with Wal*Mart and Kmart executives at their corporate offices, I feeling like I've been able to look behind the curtain in Oz. My mother was an excellent artist but never had the desire to exhibit her work. I am similar to her but I have shown a few pieces of my work at juried exhibitions. But, I remain a bit of a recluse in the manner that my home is my studio and my gallery. Since my art is not for sale it has impeded my progress because no one wants to exhibit a piece and not get their commission. To those looking for 40%, I can say I don't need you. I have donated one piece to The East Tennessee Historical Museum in Knoxville, TN. The piece is titled "Loving Earl" and you'll see it in my portfolio. "Faces of Humanity" featured on Gallery 25N as a international exhibition is my crowning achievement to date with 5 of my pieces being exhibited and my favorite piece, "Only the Lonely", is featured as the cover piece.


Portfolio:

Only the Lonely

3-D Mixed Media Concept Art at 1:6 scale

Only the Lonely “Only the Lonely”

1:6 scale using wood / plaster / metal(s) fabric with Paverpol / Sculpt Nouveau water-based metals

Voices in my Head

3-D Mixed Media Concept Art at 1:6 scale

Voices in my Head “Voices in my Head”

1:6 scale using plaster / stone / cloth with Paverpol / glass / canvas and Sculpt Nouvea water-based metals

Freak Show

3-D Mixed Media Concept Art at 1:6 scale

Freak Show “Freak Show”

1:6 scale using plaster / stone / cloth with Paverpol / Lucite / Sculpt Nouveau water-based metals

Night Crawler

3-D Mixed Media Concept Art a 1:6 scale

Night Crawler “Night Crawler”

1:6 scale with wood / plaster / Canvas / Lucite / fabric with Paverpol and Sculpt Nouveau water-based metals

Small Talk

3-D Mixed Media Concept Art at 1:6 scale

Small Talk “Small Talk”

1:6 scale using Lichtenberg figure / stone / slate / wood / plaster / fabric with Paverpol / Sculpt Nouvea water-based metals

Cadillac Ranch

3-D Mixed Media Concept Art

Cadillac Ranch “Cadillac Ranch”

Plaster / metal / Paverpol / photo on metal *limited license granted / Sculpt Nouveau water-based metals

Firestorm in Gatlinburg

3-D Mixed Media Concept Art

Firestorm in Gatlinburg “Firestorm in Gatlinburg”

1:6 scale using double photo mounted on metal / plaster / wood / steel / fabric with Paverpol / Sculpt Nouveau water-based metals

POPCORN

3-D Mixed Media Concept Art 1:6 scale

POPCORN “POPCORN”

1:6 scale using aged wood / canvas / plaster / fabric with Paverpol / Sculpt Nouveau water-based metals

Loving Earl

3-D Mixed Media Concept Art at 1:6 scale

Loving Earl “Loving Earl”

1:6 scale using cotton felt with Paverpol / wood / glass / steel / Sculpt Nouveau water-based metals

Lichtenberg Watcher

3-D Mixed Media Concept Art at 1:6 scale

Lichtenberg Watcher “Lichtenberg Watcher”

16 scale using Lichtenberg figure / metal / wood and cork / fabric with Paverpol / Sculpt Nouvea with water-based metals

Keeper of the Ammonite

3-D Mixed Media Concept Art in 1:6 scale

Keeper of the Ammonite “Keeper of the Ammonite”

1:6 scale using an actual 65 million year old Ammonite / steel based h-frame cover in plaster and gauze and Paverpol / plaster / fabric with Paverpol / Sculpt Nouveau water-based metals

Caught in the Middle

3-D Mixed Media Concept Art at 1:6 scale

Caught in the Middl “Caught in the Middl”

1:6 scale using 2 canvases / plaster / glass / fabric with Paverpol / Sculpt Nouveau water-based metals

Kindle in the Park

3-D Mixed Media Concept Art in 1:6 scale

Kindle in the Park “Kindle in the Park”

1:6 scale using plaster / fabric with Paverpol / frame / Sculpt Nouvea water-based metals

Voices ... looking back

3-D Mixed Media Concept Art in 1:6 scale

Voices ... looking back “Voices ... looking back”

1:6 scale using wood base / plaster / metal / fabric with Paverpol / Sculpt Nouveau water-base metals

Hope no matter what

3-D Mixed Media Concept Art in 1:6 scale

Hope no matter what “Hope no matter what”

1:6 scale using glass / plaster / wood / fabric with Paverpol / Sculpt Nouvea water-based metals

Earth Glow

3-D Mixed Media Concept Art

Earth Glow “Earth Glow”

Plaster / wood / crystal globe / lighting / fabric with Paverpol / Sculpt Nouveau water-based metals

Voices on Canvas

3-D Mixed Media Concept Art

Voices on Canvas “Voices on Canvas”

Photo on canvas of my sculpture "The Voices in my Head". Features a hand-layed stone frame that matches the stone in the sculpture. The digital image is altered through filters/FX