Memphis native, Wayne Summerhill moved to Hot Springs in 2005 to live and work as a sculptor. He had visited often and wanted to establish a studio and living space under one roof. Summerhill has been creating metal art for over thirty years and has shown his work at Blue Moon Gallery for the past thirteen years.
Summerhill’s steel creations are often functional - tables, chairs and stools, but his real pleasure comes from creating his unique standing figures – especially his “girls”, and other sculptures that have been inspired by his love of music. He often does the texture finish with a hammer and uses chemicals to attain a look of wood.
Some of Wayne’s larger figures – many over ten feet tall – have been exhibited in public spaces in Memphis and Hot Springs as part of permanent collections. He also welcomes commissions of all types of metal work.
In the past few years, Summerhill has shared his skill & understanding of his art and found a new joy by teaching at the Eureka Springs School of the Arts.