DL Engle was born in 1957 and resides in Southern California where she has worked as a classically trained sculptor specializing in animals for over 46 years.
She is an Elected Fellow of the National Sculpture Society and a Signature Member of the California Art Club.
Her professional awards include:
The Marilyn Newmark Memorial $5000 Grant from the National Sculpture Society for exceptional merit and dedication in sculpting animals.
A $5000 grant and purchase prize her bronze “Puma Ways” by The Wildling Art Museum CA.
A Best of Show award by the Inland Empire Artists Association for her Saluki bronze “Desert Winds”.
The Margaret B. Hexter Prize for Sculpture in the Round for her bronze “Happy Bear” at the National Sculpture Society 82rd juried exhibition.
My philosophy about my art can be summed up as follows:
“There is a quality that animals possess that has intrigued us since our beginning. With reverence we painted and carved them on cave walls. Through all ages and cultures animals have inhabited our dreams and mythologies.
We see distilled in them all the powers and mysteries of Nature and have longed for a closer understanding and kinship with that mystery.”