Walt Mendenhall graduated from Oregon State University in 1968, after which he served a tour of duty in the Air Force as an instructor pilot. He then returned to the family farm in Willamina, Oregon.
He is a self-taught sculptor, drawing on the forest, farm and natural surroundings for his subject matter. Walt loves to hike the forests and mountains of the Northwest. The snow-capped peaks of the Cascade Range are favorite subjects for his series of mountain sculptures.
Walt works with steel, bronze, copper and stainless in a variety of ways to present the natural patterns that surround us in an interpretive expression of form, color and texture. The striking contrast of the worked stainless with that of the rich tones of bronze produces an ideal combination for the fountains, garden sculptures, and indoor works of art Walt has been creating recently. The range, depth and size of his subject matter is sure to please a wide variety of discriminating tastes in metal sculpture.
Walt is known for the detail and life he puts into his sculptures. He has shown throughout the Western United States and Florida, and his works are in collections overseas, as well as in the U.S. and Canada.
Please contact Walt directly via email walt at mendenhallstudio.com or phone 503-474-8863 to place orders or if you have questions.