After graduating from The Royal Military College of Canada, Bob enjoyed a long career as an Aerospace Engineer in the Canadian Armed Forces and later as an Information Systems Engineer.
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 Woodcarvers 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 his art from the very best.
Bob's carving focuses on wood spirits, caricatures, decoys, and fish. Most of Bob's carving is done with hand tools but recently he has experimented with power carving.
Along with woodcarving, Bob is an avid watercolor painter. He regularly attends several painting sessions and classes. Bob says it is a toss-up whether he enjoys woodcarving or watercolor painting more.
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