Artist Biography – Doug White

I have been a wood carver for about thirty five years now. I have always been an outdoors person and my carvings reflect that. My primary focus is on birds, but I also carve other animals and different things. I like to use a variety of different woods and collect and dry logs from fallen and damaged trees.  I enjoy taking a piece of wood that would have just rotted or been burned in a fireplace and turning it into something that you would want to display in your home.  I often mount my work on driftwood or other natural bases.  My work ranges from fairly realistic looking to more stylized pieces, but I generally make what my eyes see and don’t strive for complete realism. The finishes I use range from clear topcoats for a natural finish on a nice piece of wood to using paints, stains and dry pigments to achieve my desired look.