African and North American Big Game and Predators
Oil, Bronze, Acrylic and Alkyd
Occasionally - depending on subject and limitations
Yes, and not that long ago.
Self taught with 14 years study as a veterinarian's surgical assistant.
Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation (Life Member), Ducks Unlimited.
Thank you so much for your beautiful bronzes. I can't believe they're mine. I think I'll have to buy some new furniture to match the level of magnificence and beauty.
When I saw the High Class bronze, I was taken aback by it's stunning beauty. The smaller bust I had to have as well. You have an incredible talent, and your works are amazing. I can't wait to see what you do in the future."
It has been a wonderful experience working with Jocelyn Russell on Casper`s latest larger than life
bronze monument "God`s Sacred Gift". This depiction of an Indian hunting a bison for his very
existence is a dynamic detailed action packed monument. Jocelyn captured the moment just before
throwing the spear. She shows the end of the chase with all its excitement and danger. All the
way from developing the smaller maquette in clay to installing the 1 ½ life-size bronze monument,
Jocelyn demonstrated her immense professional skills and love of art. It took just over a year to
complete this huge project, thanks to her continuous oversight and hard work. This is the fourth
monument I have worked on, so I truly appreciate how smooth and easy this one was to complete. Thanks!
Casper Area Chamber of Commerce- Beautification Committee
Dedicated June 2014
"Jocelyn, it's just like you to not give up until you have every detail perfect. You would
good Marine! Reckless remains a huge hit with our audience, and we remain ever so grateful to you
and Robin for coming into our orbit."
National Museum of the Marine Corps
Dedicated July 2013
"Jocelyn Russell created 'Maverick Monument' for the University of Nebraska at Omaha, and it has
become an instant classic! Alumni, students, faculty, staff and fans all seek it out for
photographs. Jocelyn was an absolute delight to work with on the development of the Monument. She
went to great lengths getting to know the culture of our campus so she could reflect it in her
sculpture. She delivered the monument on time and on budget...and with the charm that we`ve all grown
to love about her!"
President-UNO Alumni Association
Dedicated August 24, 2014
(A picture is worth a thousand words. After finals at the foundry, Lee made the two day road trip
with us to deliver the new Maverick Monument to UNO. Thanks Lee!)
"Jocelyn, it was an absolute pleasure working with you on 'Turning Point'.
Your magnificent cougar bronze now enjoys a position of prominence in our Student Athletic
Center. Your work is most compelling, scores of visitors and students pause to take a second look. Your patience and dedication to our project was professional, and your manner of working
with our team was very impressive. It is common to hear of exceptional artists, but it is
uncommon, indeed, to hear that the artist is as equally committed to her client`s satisfaction as
she is her finished sculpture. Thank you for attending to the 'details`. You made this a most
memorable event for everyone. I was very impressed at how you worked so well with so many, and
still kept us all in the proverbial loop. Our unveiling and dedication was able to go forward as
scheduled. Thank you, Jocelyn, for delivering such a beautiful sculpture!"
David S. Alcorn, Ph.D.
'Working with art selection committees for public art projects is a unique challenge for
artists. Jocelyn Russell not only wields the sculptor's modeling/sculpting tools with talent
but also possesses the talent to listen and respond to all of the stake holders. While creating a
monumental bull sculpture for our client Utah State University, Jocelyn was generous in giving
regular updates as well as her time in studio and foundry to demonstrate the process. Every member
of the committee felt a connection with the process and final installed work that now announces and
greets every visitor to the new campus in Vernal, Utah. It has been a pleasure to work with
Manager, Utah Public Art Program
'NatureWorks has successfully completed its 14th annual monument, thanks to you! The 'Prairie
Wolves' turned out awesome. We have had several calls from patrons, Tulsans and those who drive down
Riverside who tell us it is the best one yet. Hats off to you for putting your second monument in
Tulsa, Oklahoma. Our monument program has enjoyed the success of world renowned artists competing
for these monuments.'
NatureWorks Monument Chairman
"I purchased a monument of an elk from Wildlife Bronzes for use outside our home. Our ranch is named "Elk Pointe". We enjoy it every day as we located it so we can see it from most rooms in the house.
Jocelyn is the best - what more can I say. The quality is excellent and she even delivered it to our home site in Colorado. We see elk every day so I know what they look like and Jocelyn has captured all the exciting attributes into a piece that generates excitement and fluid motion.
Ron Kolpin, Pagosa Springs, Colorado
"I only have great things to say about Jocelyn. I have two of her monuments, her "Royal Descent" elk at the entrance to my residence in Deer Valley, and a commissioned piece of a horse for one of our apartment complexes (Riverhorse Ranch Apartments) in Austin, Texas. She was wonderful to work with throughout the development process for the commissioned horse. When I first met Jocelyn at a Park City art festival, she was studying detailed drawings of the muscular structure of a tiger, in connection with a work in progress. I then experienced first hand that same devotion to detail in her works for me. Jocelyn is a delight to work with and her artwork is also delightful."
Rudy Belton, Austin, Texas
"I worked as the coordinator with Albert Lea Public Schools on the Bronze Tiger Project with Jocelyn Russell. She was prompt, professional, and a real joy to work with. The result of her work was a monument the whole community can take pride in, as both an exceptional piece of art, and a symbol for our high school that will create memories for students for years to come. I invite anyone from anywhere to come see AL (our tiger). Nobody does it better."
Rory Mattson, Albert Lea, Minnesota
Plaque presented to the President of Kenya by the Kenya Navy, December 2002.
Jocelyn completed a commission by the Officers, men and women of the Kenya Navy for a portrait plaque to be presented to President Daniel Toroitich Arap Moi as he stepped down from office in December of 2002. The plaque measured approximately 30" wide by 36" tall and was cast in bronze.