Ron Howell is a multi-faceted artist who, after many
years, decided that sculpture was his most satisfying form of
expression. Originally a native of western North Carolina,
Howell presently resides with his wife and three children in Gurnee,
Illinois where he works out of his home studio.
With a background in commercial art and designs, Mr. Howell also worked
as a puppeteer and builder of hand-carved marionettes. His
interest in characters and figures led him into work in the more
permanent medium of bronze.
Mr. Howell is particularly interested in portraiture and figurative
representation, especially of notable historic characters.
“It is truly satisfying to know
produced in bronze will be around for many generations after my
lifetime. Therefore, the quest for perfection is ever-present
the process of working on each piece. I search for the
of a person’s personality and character, and try to portray
in their 3-D representation”.