“I get to do what I love, which is sculpting people in the round. Sculpture is a wonderful form of expression…to transfer an idea or a feeling and give it form and space, brings great peace and satisfaction. Living as an artist can be an emotional roller coaster, but the joys of creating something beautiful make the whole thing worthwhile.”
Leroy Transfield was born in New Zealand and is of Maori and European extraction. Transfield received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from BYU-Hawaii in 1993. Upon graduation he taught sculpture. Soon after, he opened his own studio in Utah.
Transfield currently resides with his family in Orem, Utah. Leroy enjoys studying all art and is inspired by the masters in various fields including Michelangelo, Rembrandt, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky and Van Gogh.
When looking at his work, you can understand his philosophy, “The most important strength an artist can possess is passion and the drive to search out the clay and find the hidden masterpiece.”