After graduating from The Royal Military College of Canada,
enjoyed a long career as an Aerospace Engineer in the Canadian Armed Forces and later as an
Bob always knew he had an artistic streak waiting to emmerge. This artistic need first
materialized when Bob started painting landscapes in oil. Several years ago oil painting was quickly
overcome as Bob's artistic outlet and passion as he discovered the art of woodcarving.
Bob immersed himself in woodcarving by taking classes from master woodcarvers like Dave
Disselbrett, Jeff Harness, Jerry Harris, and others. Bob now carves with members of the Capitol
Club and The Oregon Decoy and Wildfowl Guild located in Salem Oregon. He
participates in several weekly carving sessions with talented carvers where he continues learning
art from the very best.
Bob's carving focuses on wood spirits, caricatures, decoys, and fish. Most of Bob's carving is done
hand tools but recently he has experimented with power carving.
Along with woodcarving, Bob is an avid watercolor painter. He regularly attends several painting
and classes. Bob says it is a toss-up whether he enjoys woodcarving or watercolor painting more.