Oil Painting ~ Wood Art ~ Art by Imagination ~ Hero’s Gallery ~ Powell River

Updated July 29, 2018 ~ Website by BMD

artistic expressions in
 paint, wood and imagination

Relief Wood Carving

by Powell River Artist Norah LeClare

The type of carving seen in these portfolios is called relief wood carving. However, my speciality is replicating photos in wood whether it is a human, animal, a scene or cartoon. Typically, the carvings are done in burls (a hard, woody outgrowth on a tree), which are unique and beautiful.

I started carving in 1995 while living in Ucluelet, a small village on the west coast of Vancouver Island. Beginning with wildlife under the instruction of master carver Terry McKinnon, I soon started doing faces and found my subject of choice.

Scenic Scenic Characters Characters Wildlife Wildlife

All carvings have been sold, given as gifts or grace our home.