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  • Preening Kingfisher

    Preening Kingfisher

    This wooden sculpture shows the beautiful coloration of the female belted kingfisher. This is one of the few species that has the female as the more colorful. The piece was commissioned to depict the activities of the bird as she awaits her prey high above the water.  It is a life-sized bird and a wall […]

  • Great Horned on Gnarl

    Great Horned on Gnarl

    This one-half  life-size sculpture stands 15 inches tall. The meticulous detail is painted in acrylics.  The owl and branch are carved of tupelo. It is my interpretation of Keith Mueller’s  design and was begun in Michigan at the Krausman’s studio class. It is available for purchase.  

  • Swallow Swarm

    This adventurous piece was commissioned to capture the grace and beauty of swallows hunting at dusk. It is designed to enter the room from a corner and is mounted on the partial wing of the next bird. Each bird is separate and mounts to the next with steel supports. The birds and wing mounts are […]

  • Kestrel on Grass

    Kestrel on Grass

    This beautiful wooden sculpture captures the ability of this beautiful raptor to hover in the meadows. The bird is carved of tupelo and painted with acrylics. The grass is stainless steel and the base is marble. It is life sized and available for purchase.

  • Wigeon


    This beautiful decorative decoy is fully detailed and painted with acrylics. It represents my modifications of a Pat Godin pattern, by changing it to a preening pose. This duck was used in a painting course with Pat in 2018 at Krausman’s. It is carved in tupelo and is life sized. It is in a private […]

  • Mallard Hen

    Mallard Hen

    This life-sized, fully detailed wooden sculpture is carved in tupelo. It is painted in acrylics. It is taken from a pattern and study cast by Pat Godin. It represents the completion of a painting course done with Pat in 2017. It is available for purchase.

  • Golden Eagle in Flight

    Golden Eagle in Flight

    This majestic sculpture captures the beauty of flight. It envisions the grace of the open wing. The bird may rotate 360 degrees to best complement any location of the base. The bird is tupelo, It is painted in acrylics. This beautiful miniature wooden sculpture is 20 ” high. It is available for purchase. ” order_by=”sortorder” […]

  • Red-Tail on Branch

    Red-Tail on Branch

    This highly detailed beautiful wooden sculpture depicts the furious curiosity of the red-tailed hawk. It is life-sized and stands 25 inches high. The bird is carved in tupelo and painted in acrylics and oils. It is in a private collecti0n.

  • Barn Swallow Family

    Barn Swallow Family

    This recently commissioned wooden sculpture depicts the rafters in a barn in spring. It shows the adult nurturing the young. It is a mobile piece in that the adult can be shown feeding any of the young in any position that fits the decor of the room. It is wall-mounted. The birds are carved of […]

  • Canvasback Bust

    Canvasback Bust

    This piece was completed some time ago and, for some reason, not placed on the website. It is a charming wooden sculpture that depicts the beauty of this drake. It is carved of tupelo and painted in oils. It is available.

  • Mallard Hen Study Cast

    This beautiful duck is the product of an unique set of circumstances. The original duck was carved by Pat Godin who has won the World Carving Championship 15 or more times. He then had a resin cast made of the bird and used it to teach a painting class in Michigan at Krausman’s studio. So, […]

  • Butternut Teal

    Butternut Teal

    This sculpture addresses the basic form of a full-sized teal. This shape is then enhanced by the innate beauty of the grain configurations seen in polished and oiled butternut wood. Feather patterns and wing designs can easily be discerned. This beauty is 5 X 9 inches. It is available for purchase.

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