My wood carvings are a labor of love and passion for the craft. I don’t use power tools, instead I work with 3 to 4 hand gouges.   Where I differ significantly, from other wood carvers, is on my passion for painting and designing patterns on the carvings. I use the finished carving as a canvas to create what comes to my imagination. Carving is a skill but most carvers are afraid of painting their creations. I believe that if carving is a skill, painting a carving is another skill and combined they can create exceptional pieces.



This project was made possible through the support of the North Carolina Arts Council, a state agency, the Blumenthal Endowment, and the arts councils in Cabarrus, Cleveland, Gaston, Iredell, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Rowan, Rutherford, Union, and York (SC) counties.


Process – Out For A Ride

On the surface, a bike ride looks like a simple task. You pick up your bike and go. But nothing is further from the truth. It is not just about the bike. If you want your head protected, you need something on it. If you want your body protected, you need special clothing. If it rains, you need protection and if you want a smooth ride, you want a special kind of bike. This is true today and in the past. So what seems like a simple bike ride becomes a very intricate and complex endeavor. But once you put all the pieces together, you’ll be truly ready to enjoy the experience and just go “Out For A Ride”.

Process – The Lawyer

Process – Roman Archer

Aiming an arrow requires skill but it also requires class. Perfect body form during aim as well as the correct attire for the task are all part of the task. But only one type of archer can achieve both gracefully. They call him the “Roman Archer”.

Process – Gerome