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

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

American Kestrel

This bird is not for sale.
I would carve one as a 'commission'.  More than 80 hours of work to complete.
The painting took 30 hours of work. It sits on soapstone base. E-mail me if interested in
this sculpture.

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Lake Country ART WALK 2015

I am proud to be a six-time participant in this art show.
Many people look forward to seeing the birds that
I create for the show. This year's birds: Kestrel,
Chickadee, Flicker, California Quail and many
The show is on September 12th and 13, from
10am to 5pm both days. My booth will be in the
school foyer, just as you enter the school. 

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

2015 Birds

You can see these birds
at Art Walk on September 12th and 13th .
Violet green Swallow
Steller's Jay
House Sparrow 'SOLD'
Art Walk 2015
This Quail has all of its feathers burnt. The next step is the painting.
Many people liked the feather definition and its natural contrast.
It is possible to purchase this bird in the unfinished state.

Friday, July 17, 2015

Getting noticed.

Being noticed!
I was interviewed and the show was broadcasted on  Shaw television in January 2015. I have been the subject of a article in the Okanagan Review magazine. I have shown my bird carvings in Lake country Art Walk........6 times in the past seven years. My birds have been purchased and are 
now in homes across Canada. I will showcase my work at Bottega Christmas Market  again this year. I was in their 2014 show as well. I was invited to speak at the Kiwanis Club about bird carving and my watercolour paintings. I was invited to speak to the Newcomers Group twice. I really appreciate the support from everyone. A new store to Kelowna is Lee Valley tools and they are displaying my sculptures since August 2016 and have asked me to teach basic carving workshops starting in January 2017.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Red-shafted Flickers

Red-shafted Flicker

Red-shafted Flicker
Both flickers were just completed in 2015. 

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

California Quail for 2014

Friday, February 6, 2015

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