I started carving birds about 40 years ago as a way to relax after a day in the chemistry laboratory. I soon found I was hooked on trying to make each bird more realistic in appearance and setting.
My wife and I started to watch all birds more closely and found that song birds and raptors were as interesting as waterfowl and shore birds. I enjoy working on owl faces and different perches, and I enjoy trying to make each bird sculpture a little more interesting and realistic in its setting.
The birds are carved from northern pine, northern cedar, tupelo or sugar pine using knives and small power tools. The feathering is completed using electric burning pens and they are painted using acrylic paint.
The studio is open for viewing and sales most days by appointment, and from 10am – 5pm Saturday & Sunday during the local “Art Trail” weekends.