Phyllis Mantik deQuevedo
Phyllis Mantik deQuevedo makes her home in Oklahoma City, OK. A native of Canada and a graduate of the Alberta College of Art in Calgary, Phyllis moved to the United States in 1981. She believes that her introduction to sculpture was by design. From early experiences of seeing an image take from a lump of clay, she has delighted in creating. Out of this personal joy she realizes a responsibility; to create work that adds value to our existence, to evoke a smile; to touch someone’s heart and for a moment to capture an emotion. Her desire is that the transforming experiences in life such as tenderness, intimacy and spirituality would enable new artistic growth and provide inspiration for her sculpture. Phyllis teaches locally in Oklahoma and continues to study sculpture at every opportunity. She has been exhibiting and selling her artwork since 1991. Her sculptures are held in corporate and private collections throughout the United States and Canada.