Sunday, April 8, 2018

Birds completed in 2017B

Barn Owl

Common Redpoll

Least Sandpiper

Evening Grosbeak

Black-headed Grosbeak

Pine Siskin

Burrowing Owl

Saw-whet Owl

Screech Owl

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Friday, November 24, 2017

Burrowing Owls

Burrowing Owls
Getting ready to paint two Burrowing Owls.

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Western Meadow-larkM


                                                 I will have this life like bird at Grizzli Winery Christmas
                                                 market. Dec. 8,9,10th. From 10 to 4.

Friday, August 18, 2017

Alabaster stone Carvings

Both works of art have been created from solid stone. The Alabaster gives
a icy look that enhances the sculpture. Lots of fun to create.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Western Meadowlark, and Burrowing owl.


Burrowing Owl
Painting both projects to follow.

Friday, April 7, 2017

Snowy Owl, Screech Owl

I am putting these two Owls in a Art Show.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Grey Jay

Grey Jay
I finished painting Grey Jay in December 2016. He joins Steller's jay & Blue jay,
 in my bird cabinet.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Painting Grey Jay

Grey Jay
Canada's National bird......getting ready to paint grey jay.
I have completed a Steller's jay and Blue jay.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Bottega Christmas show 2016

Just a reminder, that the Bottega Christmas show is on November 26th and 27.
 From 11am to 5pm each day . I am in the main hall and I have been working
hard to bring lots of new items to this year's show.

 The show was a big success , I sold three Santas and two Hummingbirds,
and many art cards........Thankyou to all who stopped to view my art.

Monday, November 7, 2016

Lazuli Bunting

Lazuli Bunting
Just completed this Bunting for Christmas show.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Dark-eyed Junco

Very shy birds, but you have a bird feeder
they will visit often.

Monday, October 31, 2016

Family photo.

Just completed 5 chickadee's for Christmas.
Hand made gifts are the best present.  I will
have these birds on display at the
Bottega Christmas show.November 26th, 27th.

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Evening & Black-headed Grosbeak

Evening Grosbeak

Black-headed Grosbeak

Monday, October 24, 2016

Please join me at this year's  2016 Bottega Christmas Market.
Dates: November 26th and 27th. See attached poster for details, including times and location. I will be located in the main hall.
Looking forward to greeting you with my most recent art. This includes bird carvings in wood and soapstone, and a selection of paintings.  

Friday, August 26, 2016

On display at Lee Valley tool store

Lee Valley in Kelowna B.C. is displaying 6 sculptures.They have asked
me to teach some basic carving workshops in winter 2017. Very kind
of them to give me this opportunity.

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Thursday, June 30, 2016

From unpainted to painted to natural' look,

' SOLD '

Unpainted California Quail was purchased, but customer wanted it painted.

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Bird made from Soap Stone.

Carving Soapstone is fun and easy.
The material is soft; once you 
achieve your shape, start sanding with
different papers. Finish with polyurethane.

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Repair of California Quail

Broken top knot of Quail.

New top knot .
This Quail looks much happier with his top knot restored.

Repairing a broken bird.

Feet and corner broken off of tail.

I carved a larger block of wood.

New wood glued into place.

Repair is painted and is good as new.

Ready for happy owner to pick up.
Gold finches have a new lease of life and proud owner is very pleased.

Friday, April 8, 2016

Saw-whet Owl
Just finished painting two of these Saw-whet owls, and working on a Screech owl.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Saw-wet and Screech owl's to be painted.

Screech , Saw-wet owls
 Ready for paint.
Screech owl

Friday, November 13, 2015

Bottega Christmas Show 2015

Happy to be a participant in the Bottega Christmas Show 2015.........I will be showing many birds, most are smaller in size. Large number of Chickadees and other birds for that perfect Christmas present. Nature is the ultimate gift.

Happy to say the show was a huge success. I sold one Chickadee and many inquiries about other birds I have done.  I showed some of my watercolour paintings and had a very positive response. I also sold many art cards on the weekend.

Saturday, November 7, 2015


Snow-covered base.

New Chickadee's November 2015

This Chickadee is ' SOLD'.

All birds have a different base.
Black-capped Chickadees

James Hooey - Bird Carving - Kelowna - British Columbia -Canada