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