Ferg was raised in a family professionally schooled and trained in the fine arts. Over those formative years, he absorbed some of his parents’ and grandparents’ knowledge and appreciation of classical figurative art.
After college and four years in the Marines, with the privilege of leading a platoon of Marines in Vietnam in 1967-68, he opted for law school instead of following a career in art.
“Fine art has always been in my history and background. Over the years, I have been graciously mentored by other sculptors and am indebted to them for their constant encouragement and generous advice.”
When his family and he moved to Georgia in 2005, he had the opportunity to build his own studio where he now works and, on occasion, teaches. “I concentrate on portraits and figurative sculpture working in clay and bronze. I have been, and continue to be, heavily influenced by my history and by the beauty and grace of the human form, as well as the classic sculptural forms that have endured over time.”