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.