Larry’s interest in woodcarving began in 1982. After attending several seminars, taught by world class carvers, and countless hours of trial and error, Larry has developed a unique style he likes to describe as “stylized realism.” He enjoys carving a variety of wildlife. Of special interest is the drama and fierceness of the raptors.
Woodcarving remained a hobby until 1993 when Larry had the opportunity to turn woodcarving, which he readily admits has become his life, into a full-time career. His work is now in four galleries in Oregon, and he attends several juried and invitational art shows each year.
Research is a vital part in each of Larry’s sculptures that are individually and painstakingly carved and finished without the aid of a duplicator or any hired helpers. Before being sealed for protection, and to achieve his desired effect, Larry uses wood stains and acrylic paints.
Larry makes his home in the Dora-Sitkum area of Oregon, where he has his studio on the banks of the Coquille River.