might say Cliff came into art and portrait sculpture a bit late in life.
After carving in wood for a couple of years with limited instruction,
at age 53, he began taking college sculpture classes and seminars where
the medium was water based clay. At 60, he continues to take various fine
arts classes. He still prefers water based clays.
His portraiture strives to capture the twinkle in the childs eye, the sophistication of the adult, the little boys mischief, the beauty inherent in each face. Cliffs work tends to reflect the sunnier side of life.
In his last show at Florida Community College at Jacksonville May 2003, one of his torsos won first place in sculpture and the college purchased the piece for its permanent collection.
June 2010 article about Cliff in the TimesUnion on Jacksonville.com