Donald began carving while in high school in 1983. He has participated in competitions since 1985, earning several prestigious awards. His specialties are songbirds, hawks, owls, and wildfowl.
He prides himself on the finer details of his birds, striving to bring each bird's personality out in the wood. Donald is continually building upon his knowledge and honing his skills to attain greater accuracy and detail in his carvings, consulting with other experts and studying birds in their natural settings.
Donald promotes his art at various venues, does commission work, and takes on students for private carving instruction.
Interested in learning how to carve birds?
Please use the link in our contact us section for more information and to arrange lessons.
Some of our carvings are currently being showcased at the following locations:
Joshua Creek Heritage Art Centre
1086 Burnhamthorpe Rd E
Royal Botanical Gardens
680 Plains Rd W
Please contact us for any purchase or commission piece inquiries.
You can also arrange carving lessons, a consultation, or a visit.
Hours of Operation:
10 am - 5 pm, Monday to Friday
10 am - 3 pm, Saturday
Closed during holidays.
Oakville Vacuum Ltd.
198 Speers Road, Unit #1
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