Stuart A. Simpson
Austin Stone Carving
3829 Campfire Drive
Cedar Park, TX 78613
I began my formal art training at age 11 and six years later began studying with Mary Paige Huey, former student of sculptor, Charles Umlauf, at the Laguna Gloria Art Museum in Austin, Texas.
In 1996 I graduated from Southwest Texas State University (now” Texas State University”) in San Marcos, Texas with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. Later that year I had the good fortune of meeting Bob Ragan at Texas Carved Stone in Florence, Texas and worked there for almost a year prior to opening my own studio Stuart’s Hand Carved Stone in 1997 eventually changing the name to Austin Stone Carving.
I am grateful for the opportunities to study world-renowned architectural wonders and stone sculptures in countries like Cambodia, home to the infamous Angkor Watt ancient temples, Florence, Italy, to view the many great cathedrals and sculptures; Prague, Czech-Republic; and Germany.
Specialties: My specialties include low relief figurative carvings in all types of limestone.
“If you think it’s impossible to create in stone, please give me a call – I would love to prove otherwise. You won’t be disappointed!”