1972, after growing up in New York City, the desire to
live in a new environment prompted him to move to the Monterey
Peninsula, where he now resides. Saunders is originally
acclaimed for his designs and creations in the world of
leather apparel and accessories (he initiated brass studs
on leather as a fashion statement in the late 60’s).
In the early 70’s, with the great interest in southwestern
silver and turquoise, Saunders undertook self training and
began expressing his artistic endeavors in that direction.
spent several years developing his skills with
solid gold and sterling silver intricately hand detailed,
sculptured jewelry. To satisfy his desire for more artistic
diversity he expanded his talents to include bronze sculpture.
Some of his original sculptured works are created in wax.
This material allows him to impart his fine sense of detail
to any project he might be creating. These wax originals
are then cast into items of jewelry or beautiful full size
self–taught in working with the multitude
of materials in which he has expressed himself
for the past 35 years.
in spacial visualization, Saunders uses his
skills existentially. His ability lies in being able to go beyond the imagination, to the point of creation, where he can extract the maximum dynamics, be they soft and simple or hard and bold, from any creation he puts his HEART into. Yes...it all comes from the heart, not the head. Therefore his creations take on metaphysical properties and tend to enhance their environment. He is truly a master of synergistic expression.
his art works Saunders shares his passion
for life and his love for nature. “The
purpose of art should be to raise one's spirit
and enhance the quality of life.”
Saunders is currently operating out of his own
gallery located at 50 Bonifacio Plaza in
Downtown Monterey, California.
maintains a meticulous attention to detail.
His works can be realistic or contemporary,
miniature or full size. Every creation
reflects perfect proportions and each work
of art is individually hand detailed and signed.
Saunders creations have been collected
by Mr. David Packard, Ellen Burstyn,
The Chambers Brothers, Bob Guccione, Doug McClure, The Murchison
Family of Texas (Dallas Cowboys), Jill St. John, Ann Turkel, Tony Sirico (Soprano’s),
Robert Wagner and Natalie Wood.