McKinleyville, CA, United States
I carve many species of wild animals. My inspiration is the quick glimpse, a color, a shape, of an animal seen in the wild.
Carving animals and painting! Hiking, backpacking. Running. Traveling in my Leisurely Manor, ie VW camper for hiking in Death Valley, Rockies, Utah, Trinity Alps. Avoiding urban areas. Splitting firewood, mowing meadows, watching wildlife in my yard.
Skills and Techniques
I do most of my carving with knives and chisels instead of power tools, though I use power tools for roughing them out and sanding. Of course, I sharpen the tools myself. Painting with an airbrush is very interesting and challenging, especially on the rounded surfaces.