Bolton, a retired Texas educator from Fort Worth, Texas, started
carving in 1974. He wrote three books on caricature carving: Carving
Cowboys; Carving Cowboy Faces; and, Carving Heads, Hats,
and Hair. He conducted nearly 100 seminars in 20 states and
was an instructor of the War Eagle, Arkansas, summer seminar
for several years.
organized the Fort Worth Woodcarvers in 1975 and was a founding
member of CCA. He was a member of the North Texas Woodcarvers,
the Texas Wildfowl Carvers, and the California Carvers Guild.