Life-Size Great Dane Sculpture by Kraig Varner

Great Dane Trailers of Utah recently asked several artists to bid for a sculpture to display in their Salt Lake City showroom, reflecting the image from the company’s logo.Of all the artists that submitted sketches and models in order to bid for the project, Kraig Varner was ultimately the artist that piqued their interest the most.Kraig created a maquette of a Great...

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Interlude

Kraig has recently revisited an old piece, “Kneeling Woman”, which has evolved into a new sculpture named “Interlude”. “Interlude” is a very contemplative piece. It displays a quiet, thoughtful moment overshadowed with a hint of melancholy. Kraig has said that he began this piece during a crossroad in his life, and during that time his contemplations spilled over into...

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Sausalito Art Festival

Today, Kraig is down in Sausalito California for the renowned Sausalito Art Festival. This is Kraig’s second year attending the Art Festival and we know he was really looking forward to meeting new people, showing his art as well as attending the wonderful and well catered Gala Preview Party. We are excited to be back in Sausalito for their Art Festival and hope to...

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Upcoming Art Show

Kraig and the crew are headed down to Loveland, CO next week for the Loveland Sculpture Invitational Show. We are excited to bring some new pieces and introduce those unfamiliar with Kraig’s work to his point of view. We believe that Kraig’s work will stand out because of his unique sense of beauty, his use of simple, clean, elegant lines and his sense of a...

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Saint Mark

Kraig was commissioned earlier this year to do a sculpture of Saint Mark for Saint Mark’s Cathedral in Salt Lake City. He has just completed this piece and we were excited to share it with everyone. Kraig’s attention to detail is impeccable, if we do say so ourselves, and he has been able to capture Saint Mark’s renowned intelligence and compassion in...

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Kraig is now in New Mexico!

Kraig’s work is now being shown in Santa Fe! This is the first time Kraig has shown his work in New Mexico, and we are excited to be able share his pieces with the fine people in Santa Fe. Kraig has his work displayed in the the Santa Fe Fine Art gallery. His beautiful sculpture “Sun Goddess” greets you as you walk in the door. A fitting greeting for a...

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Porter Rockwell

This sculpture of Orrin Porter Rockwell has been one of Kraig’s most popular pieces. We were able to take this photo a couple of weeks ago and were excited to share it.

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Kneeling Woman

Kraig just completed an update to one of his earlier pieces. This beautiful pieces is entitled “kneeling Woman”. It will be completed in bronze in the next month.

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Church Museum of Art

Kraig recently participated in a show at the LDS Church Museum of Art. It featured a handful of prominent LDS artists at work in the Museum. Kraig was honored as one of the invited artists to participate. The event was well organized and well attended. Kraig was also honored by being mentioned in the Church news. The Story can be found here.

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Fire Goddess

This is Kraig’s latest piece “Fire Goddess” completed only yesterday at the Foundry. This is yet another beautiful piece in his Goddess series.

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Figure Study

This male figure study dates back to Kraig’s college days. A well executed study.

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President Gordon B. Hinckley

This is currently the best bust of the President Hinckley in existence. Kraig not only captured his likeness but his kind and warm personalty as well. Well done Kraig!

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