Patricia Saviano Farrell
Patricia Saviano Farrell

Bronze & Stone

the Artist


Born in New Jersey, I came west to the University of San Francisco for a B.S. in nursing. I married Bill & together we raised 4 children. My art journey began with pen & ink, followed by watercolor, photography, life drawing, logo design, and landscaping with stone. After retiring, I enrolled in a sculpture class at a university; thus, began my journey into the world of stone & bronze.


I enjoy the opposite mindset of working with bronze and stone, alternating between building with clay to create a bronze, and chiseling away at stone to reveal an artwork within. The process delights me as much as the end result.

 Please contact me with any questions or requests for a commissioned piece.


My father's appreciation for life & the beauty in nature had a profound effect on me. Consequently, I love creating art, inspired by the intricate patterns in nature and the graceful shapes of the human form. I incorporate layering, asymmetry, textures, & curves into my sculptures. I strive to express my joy for life, the excitement of the journey & the beauty in the world around me.

Sculpting Stone & Creating a Bronze

I select a stone based on its shape, color, density or any combination there of. I use a diamond saw blade and die grinders to eliminate large areas, followed by hammer, chisels, rasps, and files to create the details. Once the sculpture is complete, many hours are spent sanding with 60 to 1000 grit paper, then rinsing, resulting in a smooth, polished finish.

A bronze begins with a clay sculpture which is brought to a foundry where the Lost Wax process takes place. To summarize, a mold is made then filled with wax. The wax replica is dipped into a slurry to create a ceramic shell which is then fired in a kiln. Molten bronze is poured into the empty ceramic shell, then cooled, chased {cleaned-up}, sanded and polished before the final patina is applied. This method of making bronze is very time consuming, but very rewarding. It has been used for thousands of years and is still the method of choice.



Commissioned Pieces:

* Bronze bust entitled "HANK".

*Three Pen & Ink portraits 

*Two Pen & Ink drawings of the San Bernardino Court Houses

*Ten Pen & Ink drawings of customers' homes

Permanent Collections:

*Eighteen Bronzes in private collections

*Six Stone carvings in private collections

*Public Installation: "Harey" steel rabbit in Cal State University San Bernardino, Chancellor Park

*Produced two videos for the California State Health Department

*Mountain Area Regional Transportation Department exterior design for a city bus

*Medical Illustrations for five books

*America Park Networks Magazines: multiple Pen & Ink illustrations

*Over fifty Pen & Inks of birds, flowers and homes for private collectio

Mixed Media:

*Four Floral Photos

*Three Pen & Ink and Colored Pencil

*Two Copper pieces

*Nine Core-ten Steel outdoor art pieces

*Two Aluminum sculptures

*Two Mixed Media works of art

Shows & Events

2018: Farrell Patio Art Show 08/04/18

2016: Solo Show at Wrightwood Country Club

2014: Los Altos Arts & Wine Festival by invitation only

2013: Solo Show at Antelope Valley Bank

2011: Solo Show at Robert & Francis Fullerton Museum of Art

2011: Juried show at Ontario Museum of History and Art Exhibit

2010: Wrightwood Art Studio Tour

2008: 38th Annual Student Art Exhibit

In Addition:

Received multiple first, second, third, and best of show awards for Pen & Ink in Tri-Community Art Association Juried Fine Arts Shows between 1977 and 1987.

Contact Me

Get in Touch!

Patricia Saviano Farrell

P.O. Box 116, Wrightwood, California 92397

(760) 413-7604