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.
Soapstone.

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

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