Sculptor Greg Todd was born and raised in Goodland, Kansas and received his Fine Arts degree from the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma. “My first sculptures were in stone and welded steel, beginning in 1970. In 1989, I created my first bronze sculpture and fell in love with this method of expression and have been casting works in bronze ever since.”
Greg has gained national recognition for his work depicting both wildlife and human figures. Greg finds an infinite supply of subject matter in God’s creation: the world around us.
“People always want to know where I get my inspiration,” he says. “I draw my ideas from my personal experiences and interests.” Greg has a wide range of interests which include the outdoors and nature, as well as family. His wife Cheryl and two sons, Jonathan and Jeremy, and now his grandchildren, have provided subject matter for Greg’s creations over the years.
A natural story teller, Greg weaves a tale into every sculpture he creates. Here, Greg works on the original clay for “Wild Ice” in his studio before it can be cast in bronze.
This bronze sculpture was a Public Art commission, it reflects youthful exuberance, inspired by fond memories sculptor Greg Todd has of growing up in Goodland, Kansas and was installed at the Westminster Ice Centre in 2013.
Greg also loves bringing historical figures to life, telling their stories of heroism and humanitarianism. Greg is known for creating accurate portraits of heroes and loved ones from photographs.
Another of the bronze sculptor’s works, Legacy of Service, depicts a police officer and two children raising the flag together. This monument to our men and women in blue was installed in front of the Police Department building in Grand Junction, Colorado summer 2013.
Here you see the piece in clay before it is cast in bronze.
And here you can see the finished sculpture installed in front of the Grand Junction Police Station.
Greg Todd creates award winning sculptures in a variety of sizes ranging from table-top size to monumental public art pieces installed across the country.
His bronzes are also found in the collections of the late, former President Gerald Ford, Hall-of-Famer Dale Murphy, Mr. Wayne Huizenga, owner of the Miami Dolphins, Dr. James Dobson, founder of Focus on the Family, John Lasseter, head of Pixar’s creative department, the late Jerry McMorris, CEO of the Colorado Rockies, and Thomas Shane of the Shane Diamond Import Company.
To contact Greg about seeing his work or possible commissions, please visit the Contact the Artist page.