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.  

Barn Owl Miniature

This delightful half-sized wooden sculpture portrays the intensity of the hunt. This silent hunter has obviously prey in sight. It captures the moment before lift-off. The piece stands seven inches high and is seven inches long. It is carved of tupelo and painted with acrylics. It is available for purchase.

Cheshire Screech

This whimsical wooden sculpture captures the expression of a nocturnal predator caught in a sudden burst of sunlight. The life-sized carving is of tupelo, painted with acrylics. The base is carved of cherry and manzanita. It is available for purchase.

Barntiful Beauty

This life-sized sculpture depicts the ethereal beauty of a barn owl high in the rafters. It is modeled after an owl I met at the Connecticut Audubon Society named Millie. Millie is a soft and gentle soul, and this piece captures her softness. It is designed to be mounted on the wall, at or above eye level. The owl is carved of tupelo, the beam is carved of northern white cedar, and all are painted with acrylics. It placed second in the Birds of Prey Category, Advanced Division at the 2015 Ward World Carving Championships in Ocean City, MD.  It is in a private collection.

Treed Screech

This beautiful little life-sized rendition depicts the surprise of a gray-phase North American Eastern Screech Owl as it is discovered in the day-light. The normally nocturnally secretive hunter peers around the tree to see who has entered its domain. The tree and owl are carved of tupelo and painted with mixed media. It is in a private collection.

The Moth Hunter

This fine wooden sculpture depicts the serene majesty of the long-eared owl. These denizens of the North Woods are seldom seen as they are quite nocturnal and shy. The Virginia creeper moth inhabits these woods as well. This life-sized piece is made of tupelo and painted in oils. It stands 19 inches high. The moth is also of tupelo and oils and is life-sized. The base is carved of multiple pieces and painted in acrylics. This beautiful wooden carving is available for purchase.

You’re Being Watched

This commissioned fine art wooden sculpture depicts the mysterious splendor of the snowy owl as seen in the marsh.   This snowy was designed to match the memory of a sighting by the collector  years ago. The carving was sized to fit an apartment and painted to accentuate its highlights so that it would be in harmony with its surroundings. This splendid carving is nearly full sized. It stands nearly 14 inches high. It is carved from one piece of tupelo and painted in oils.

Snowy Owl

  • Snowy

This  complex carving depicts the ethereal quality of this silent hunter of the north. It is 60% life-sized. The owl is of tupelo and the base is basswood. It is in a private collection.

Hoo’s There?

  • Barred

Strix varia This full-sized wall piece depicts a curious owl who wonders what is happening outside his nesting cavity. The owl and tree are made of tupelo and painted with acrylic paints. It stands 19 inches tall. It is in a private collection.

Great Horned Owl Miniature

Bubo virginianus] This 12 inch tall piece captures the quiet confidence of the tiger of the woods. It has the finest detail and painting of any of the birds done so far. It is world class in workmanship. The owl and branch are of tupelo. The base is of seared maple burl. It was entered in the 2009 Ward World Championship Carving Competition, World Level. It is in a private collection.

Two Cute Hoots

Aegolius acadius This delightful piece portrays the friendliest of the owls. A bit of artistic license is seen in this interpretation of a Floyd Scholz design-they could certainly be love birds. Actually, we now know what happens in the woods on cold nights. The birds are carved of tupelo, the base is carved broad-leaf maple. It is in a private collection.

Winter Surprise

[Strix nebulosa] This commissioned piece depicts the hunting ability of the Great Gray Owl who hunts through snow by means of its acute sense of hearing. The drama of the hunt is yet to be played out. Will the field mouse survive? The sculpture is 17” tall, the Owl has 24” wingspan and is 15 “ tall. It is a one-half scale representation. The base is white cedar. The mouse and owl are of tupelo painted with acrylics. Both animals are cantilevered on single digits.