Ernesto Leal, native to El Paso, Texas, honed his sculptural skills at the Lyme Academy of Fine Arts. After graduating from the Academy, he continued his studies on his own; learning from old masters drawings and references associated with the figure. His work in sculpture began with small miniature pieces of sleeping animals and people. Although drawing is his foundation for sculpture and painting, sculpture continues to be his greatest joy and challenge.
Ernesto currently resides in Old Lyme, CT and works at Studio 80 + Sculpture Grounds as part of our sculpture fabrication team.