TRAVIS C. DE VILLIERs
I am a professional Anatomical Sculptor and Taxidermist.
It is a perfect combination of my father's love for hunting and my mother's ability to capture nature realistically in her artworks. I was raised in Zimbabwe and schooled in South Africa where the art of taxidermy found me at the age of eighteen. Mother Africa - her wilderness and her wildlife are in my blood.
Self-taught in my skills, I continue to push boundaries in the field of Taxidermy as I am driven by the pursuit of anatomical perfection and hyper-realism. My goal is to restore nature's most beautiful creatures with a fluid and realistic touch.
"I personally handle the design, sculpting, mounting and finishing touches of the animals entrusted to my care."
I have had the privilege of working on a number of beautiful species.
Whether you are looking to improve your own skills or make use of mine...
I am a full-time professional Anatomical Sculptor working with leading companies in the industry. I provide realistic, anatomically correct sculptures to suppliers across the globe.
I am a Master Taxidermist involved in the process from the hunt to the final installation. I oversee the entire process to ensure the trophy's my clients receive are world class quality.
I am available for seminars at events across the globe. I have given live demonstrations, workshops and talks. Having the platform to spread knowledge in the field is vital to the continued growth of sculpture and taxidermy.
I host workshops in my studio in South Africa or abroad. These workshops cater from artistic beginners to Master Taxidermists who want to perfect their understanding of anatomical sculpture.
Travis C. de Villiers
"Life, death and everything in between."