Dave is a native Hoosier and lives today with his family in Brazil, Indiana. Self taught, he uses only hand tools to create his delightfully unique woodcarvings. Dave’s creations are found all across the country and abroad.
“I began carving in the early 90′s. I had always been able to draw and paint but this was something three-dimensional and I immediately fell in love with it.”
“I will have to admit that the first few Santa carvings were quite crude but I eventually improved my skills and people began to ask if they might purchase the carvings. I found that I couldn’t keep up with the demand due to the fact that it took so long to carve, paint and finish each piece.”
“I was approached by a local college that challenged me to produce a limited number of each carving in resin. This is what we do now. Each Santa is hand painted, numbered and signed by me. This allows us to offer a high quality collectible at an affordable price.”