Archive for the ‘Commissions’ Category

Portrait of a Cat

Sunday, March 23rd, 2014

Sadly this beautiful tabbie cat Ozzy was put down last year, I was given the honour of carving him as a memorial doing what cat's do-walking along a fence!! From this picture, I made a template and applied it to the piece of Portland limestone.  430mm x 300mm x 100mm This stone ...

Charm, a portrait of a Kestrel

Thursday, February 27th, 2014

Here are some photos of my latest Bird of Prey commission. Charm, a beautiful Kestrel in flight and her portrait in profile. The first thing was to get the right layout, from the photo I created templates to ensure I had the exact shape of the creature. The stone is Portland ...

Animal portraits.

Monday, September 16th, 2013

I have been getting a lot of enquiries about carving animal portraits. I have done quite a few and there are two types I can carve; In the round, this involves working from photos and the animal, where possible but it isn't critical. I model the animal in clay and create the best likeness, ...

Sampson, a portrait of a Harris Hawk

Thursday, March 7th, 2013

Here is the photo of my latest commission, I carved him in a piece of A4 sized Welsh slate. [nggallery id=197] The carving is very shallow relief only about a quarter inch deep, the difficulty was ensuring that I didn't make him look friendly and this was achieved by making sure the eyebrow was ...

Flute, a portrait of an Owl

Sunday, February 17th, 2013

I was asked to carve an Owl, a White Faced Owl from the Congo, Flute looks very cute but in fact he is a rat hunter. [nggallery id=192] I have put the photo and the finished carving together so you can see the 2 next to each other! As you can see I ...