Doug Roper’s love for art and history began with his childhood in Europe, Central America, and multiple states in the US.  To date He has visited 26 countries in his lifetime. He was encouraged by the noted sculptress Waldine Tauch and his formal training began at the Warren Hunter School of Art in the 1970s.  His first fifteen years were spent doing watercolors, commercial art & architectural renderings. Then after taking a sculpting course with Louis Guzman had his first bronze cast in 1988 at Stevens Art Foundry in Bulverde, TX. Located just north of San Antonio, TX. Since then he has been creating: miniature, life size, and large commissioned bronze sculptures. As part of a cultural exchange exhibit in the early 1990, Doug was selected as one of the ten artists’ whose work was sent to San Antonio’s sister city in Kyoto Japan. He is a life member of the Coppini Academy of Fine Arts.

Doug Roper Sculpture Artist

Doug Roper Sculpture Artist

His larger commissions work include:

  • “The Rattler” St. Mary’s University, San Antonio TX.,
  • “Two life-size Sandhill Crain’s” at Sandhill Shores, Galveston Island, TX.,
  • “The 2004, 2005 & 2006, Senior Plaques”, Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, CO.,
  • “The War Dog Memorial” in front of the H. Lee Dennison Federal Building, Long Island, New York,
  • “Taking Flight” Morgan’s Wonderland, San Antonio, TX.,
  • “SuperFrog”, Texas Christian University, Campus, Fort Worth, TX.,
  • “Heart of UIW” University of the Incarnent Word University, San Antonio, TX.
Carriage House

Carriage House Gallery

Numerous other works can be found in many private collections, and his limited edition sculptures at can be see at The Carriage House Gallery, 110 Rosewood Ave. Boerne, TX.

Doug believes he has a responsibility to develop and refine his God-given talent and he signs his works with an Ichthus as a personal statement of faith.

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