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. "

Bob White

Burrowing Owl

Ruddy Turnstone

Kingfisher

Kay Stammers

Woodcarving

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

Original Fine Art & Jewelry- Voted Best Art Gallery in Matlacha 

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.