woodcarving career began as an eight-year old's hobby. His carving
ability improved throughout high school and college. Today he
is a highly respected carver, teacher and woodcarving author.
self-taught skills range from caricature, animal, bird and flower
carvings to human form sculptures. He is a traditional carver
who uses knives, chisels and oil stains to create his outstanding
works. There is a unique quality to his carving that has enabled
many collectors and students of woodcarving to identify his works
at first sight. He is noted for his realistic and detailed expressions.
outstanding carving abilities have led him to two auxiliary careers
- teacher and author. He conducts 12 to 15 seminars each year,
his reputation attracting both novice and advanced carvers. David
is very proud of the number of students who take more than one
class with him. Carvers from Europe and Canada have come to learn
his technique of giving expression to their works. His class
subjects include caricatures, birds, decoys and animals. His
seminars covering Santas and Noah's Ark figures are frequently
has authored several books that have received high acclaim in
the woodcarving community. Letters and pictures are frequently
sent to David by his many readers. Numerous articles about David
have appeared in several publications including the prestigiousOfficial
Journal of the Guild of Master Craftsmen. The premier issue
ofWoodcarving Illustrated featured his work on its cover.
becoming a full-time carver in 1983, David has received many "Best
of Show" awards at carving shows and wildlife art exhibitions.
Newspaper and magazine articles have appeared in publications
throughout New England and the mid-Atlantic states. His followers
and collectors are numerous with many families acquiring his
Noah's Arks and adding additional animal pairs.
678 Bull Run Rd