Fine Art -Artists at work in the "Heart of Matlacha"

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Having spent many years vacationing in Florida, I moved to Naples from Pittsford, New York after a wonderful career at a Fortune 500 company.  Looking for a substitute for work, I was driven to combine my love of nature and the

beauty of wood.

 

An opportunity presented itself in the late 90’s.  An advertisement, by a local artist, who was going to have a beginner’s bird carving class, caught my eye.  That was the beginning of my journey to a very satisfying hobby.  A few years later, I felt the need to increase my skills and refine my work.  I began studying with several master carvers

in the country. 


Today, I continue to hone my skills by working with other master carvers, studying live birds, reading and gaining knowledge from fellow carvers.  A recent trip to the Amazon increased my knowledge of birds from other countries.  My primary focus is studying and carving three-dimensional birds.  Each creation is unique, paying special attention to detailing each facet of what Mother Nature has provided.  I predominately work with tupelo wood, Manzanita, grape vine and acrylics but often find a piece of drift wood that I can’t resist.  Transforming a piece of wood into a copy of a living bird is my passion.  The possibilities are endless.

 

Kingfisher

Burrowing Owl

Ruddy Turnstone

Bob White

Red Tailed Hawk

"I predominately work with tupelo wood, Manzanita, grape vine and acrylics but often find a piece of drift wood that I can’t resist. "

Kay Stammers

Woodcarving