Studio Location: 160 Gannon Road, South Cambridge, NY
“My studio is a combination of art studio, woodworking and boatbuilding shop. I designed and built it in 2010 – in a style that complements the 1825 architecture elsewhere on the 67 acres we call Pencil Brook Farm.”
” I try to combine my reverence for the natural world with the sublime shapes, shades and personalities of my favorite creatures – birds – in a way that reflects the American decoy carving tradition. My goal for each carving is to create heirloom-quality fine art.”
Medium: Wood carvings – mostly from White Pine and Basswood – painted with oils.
“Born in 1953, I grew up hunting, clamming and sailing on Long Island’s Great South Bay. My passion for birds led me first to Cornell University – where I was privileged to see the work of many of the very best bird artists – and then to a 35-year career in natural resource conservation. I retired from New York State – as DEC’s Chief Ecologist – in 2010 and now spend most of my time painting and carving birds and also building and restoring boats.
Throughout both my formal education and my professional life, I have tried to keep a hand in the art world. I regularly won Best in Shows in the now-defunct U. S. National Decoy Contest. I also added to my formal training over the years and joined the Saratoga Life Studio immediately upon retirement. I have shown at the Agricultural Stewardship Association’s Landscapes for Land’s Sake since 2011.”
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160 Gannon Road, South Cambridge, NY