Robert Leland Ervin

Date of Death

August 22, 2017

Master sculptor, age 74, passed peacefully 08-22-17. A native Californian, Robert lived along the coast of Summerland, Santa Barbara, Cayucos and local More Mesa. Drawn to sculpting in the 1960’s, Robert worked with mallet and chisel. His technique and style evolved to include beautiful bronzes with abstract, clean, simple, and sleek lines. What an adventure to follow ones passion fifty-plus years of life! His inspiration came from communion with nature and a lifetime of beach walks. The mystery, truth, and spirituality of physics are reflected in his art. He received multiple honors and awards from various exhibits but always remained a quiet spirit creating amazing art and loving the world he walked in.

Robert trained with Joe Gerta. His sculptures were historically sold at the Bottoms Art Galleries located at the Biltmore 4 Seasons, SB wharf & La Arcada. His work is currently featured at Oliver & Espig Gallery in Montecito. Robert lives on in our hearts and in the amazing legacy of his exquisite art. We will miss his gentle kindness, hilarious humor, deep spirit and tremendous creativity. God blessed his life & his journey home. Thanks to all who walked so lovingly with us these last months.

Robert is preceded in death by his precious daughter, Kayleen and his parents Walter Ervin & Lorraine DuBord. Survived by his loving partner of 22 years, Cleora Daily, her children and grandchildren. Robert also leaves his sons Robbie and Zac, stepson Patrick, and sisters: Lana, Virginia and Denise.

Memorial service Sun. Sept. 24th at 2-4p.m. friends & family & beach friends please RSVP to by Sept 17 for details.


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