I have worked with several museums including the Geological Survey of Canada, and I have over 25 years of experience in the field of scientific reproductions. My works are the result of long painstaking research and collaboration with scientific authorities. I have studied with Vancouver sculptors Frank Perry and George Norris, The Emily Carr College of Art, and my interest in biology started almost four decades ago.

                  Please contact me at rod@renmanart.com




Science Articles
Ammonites     Belemnites     Fossil crabs     Conodont Animal    Lampreys      Microfossil picking    Microphotographs    Published papers




As the Renaissance Man I have been preparing fossils for over fifteen years. I use a variety of air scribes and air abrasives and specializing in, ammonites, crabs lobsters and small skulls.

Fossil Preparation      Scientific Casting     





Conodonts are tiny tooth-like fossils no bigger than 2 mm. Although excellent index fossils, their small size creates study problems. I make scientifically accurate plastic models, to order. The same techniques can be applied to most microfossils. 

Conodont Element Models 


Ammonites are extinct cephalopods, distant cousins of squid and cuttlefish. The finished ammonite model is at the Geological Survey of Canada in Vancouver, Canada. The shell is 1.2 m in diameter, with a total length of 2.5 m.

Large Ammonite Model         Small Model



I use a variety of media - sculptures in marble, aluminum, plaster, plastics and fibreglass.


Products with my illustrations and photographs are available for purchase at my CafePress store.



British Columbia, Canada  rod@renmanart.com

May 28, 2016