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Leslie Dycke is a self taught ceramist and sculptor. He has worked with wood, metal, mixed media, raku, bronze, pit fired clay and now works predominately with stone. Believing that some of the finest carving stone can be found in Canada.
Many of the materials he uses such as marble, granite, onyx, jade and alabaster are minerals from British Columbia. The sources of stone he has prospected for himself in a search of materials which allows him the greatest range of artistic expression and freedom. Leslie Dycke's art has been displayed internationally from Vancouver British Columbia, to London England, Soho New York, Tokyo Japan and Managua Nicaragua. His unique works can be found in banks, hospitals and numerous private and corporate collections.
The artist was born in Abbotsford in 1955 where he grew up in an entire household of artists. He credits this early influence of an artistic environment and family for developing his own interest in sculpture later on in life.
After attending the University of British Columbia and working towards his degree in Mathematics. Leslie traveled for several years, backpacking throughout the United States, South America, Asia and the Middle East. Working at various odd jobs along the way to support himself and to allow him to keep traveling. He returned to Canada and now resides in Mission, B.C., with his wife Laura and daughter Sarah.
I strive to be the best artist I can be through constant study, research, order, knowledge, and skill and through all that I learn from those around me. Itís always my goal that the world enjoy my creations as much as I enjoy creating them.