About the Artist

Sculpture is my living
and my life and my love.


I work in bronze because it will do anything you ask of it. I work in stone because it is beautiful and sensual.

I am a self-taught award-winning sculptor, a native Californian who lives and creates in the wooded mountains of rural Northern California.

you can't see my house from the roadMy creekThe trees here are tall
I have sculpted all my life: when I was three it was in soap with a knife, later in wood, then stone.
I have been a full-time self-supporting artist and craftswoman since 1967, when I became the sole support of my six children. I spent twenty of those years as a custom-designing jeweler, with my own store/gallery in Laguna Beach, California, where I also exhibited at the Festival of the Arts.
In 1985, having already moved to rural Mendocino County and with all my children grown and moved out (yes, there IS life after motherhood), I began sculpting again. Without dependents, I could chance the cost of creating the bronzes that had danced in my head for years. Soon I was carving stone again too.
My work may be seen at major festivals, in gallery shows, in more than two hundred private collections, as illustrations in several of Diane Stein’s books, and in the Smithsonian Institution. I am a Colleague of the National Sculpture Society and I and my work are listed in the International Registry of Artists and Artworks.

This is sweet Cami Cat (1994-   )

Whitehorn is my matrilineal Native American family name.

I have long-term relationships with cats.

Sandy Russel Too  (1981-1996)

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