museum-quality reproductions of M. Peña's sculptures have been cast in
natural mineral stone and handpainted in their North Hollywood, California studios.
All Windstone Dragons feature crystal glass eyes. The Spectral Dragon eyes have a reflective
coating that creates a mysterious glow even in low light.
At the heart of every piece created by master sculptor M. Peña is the artist's passion
for living creatures. This passion, coupled with a lifelong study of animal behavior
and anatomy, and an astonishing gift for three-dimensional art, results in sculptures so
intriguing and lifelike they are without equal.
Growing up in California, Peña surrounded herself with animals. Keeping more than
two dozen aquariums in her childhood bedroom, a pet toad in a wastebasket, and a chicken
in a bucket, her collection of pets soon became the subjects of her artwork.
In college, Peña studied biology and zoology in addition to painting, drawing, and sculpture.
Today, the artist is never far from her animals. Her glass-walled studio is surrounded by a
veritable nature preserve: from parakeets and ponies, to iguanas, tortoises, and llamas.
These creatures are the living well from which Peña draws inspiration ... the models
for the incredibly accurate detail in her work.
Please note: Most Windstone sculptures are intended for indoor use only. The NEW Garden Art ROCK DRAGON and LITTLE ROCK DRAGON are Suitable for Outdoor Display.