David Trant Folk Art.

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Port Perry, Ontario, Canada
Born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, I graduated from OCAD in Toronto, back in the early 90's and have been working as a sculptor and a painter ever since. I started out as a landscape painter, but over the past 20 years, my main focus has been woodcarving, and what I like to call "Pop culture folk art". Think, Folk-Art, meets Fine Art, meets Bugs Bunny. This comes from East coast roots, being around wooden boats, and growing up in a big city, with all its influences. Originally working in clay, before switching to wood, I applied many of the same techniques, and developed what I like to call..."The Mr. Potato-Head, school of woodcarving. Basically, I make a big shape, and stick parts onto it. I sell in a number of great galleries, and take commissions. I currently live and work at my studio in Port Perry, Ontario, where I make strange, and fun stuff out of wood, using big, loud, dangerous power-tools and sharp objects. For information about my work, contact me at dtrant@powergate.ca Also, check out the links below, to galleries that carry my work throughout the year.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Lake Trout Sculpture Woodcarving




Multiple sheets of pine. Wooden eyes (maple) and poplar fins. Acrylic paint done entirely by brush, and clear urethane over top.

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Large beaver woodcarving sculpture. Finished sculpture.






25" inches tall, 17" wide. Full 2" thick Poplar base. Large beaver is 5 sheets of 2" pine board, laminated together. Small beaver is made from a block of cedar. Both have arms, tails and teeth added on, and made of pine. Acrylic paint with several layers of water based urethane.

Large wooden beaver sculpture woodcarving final stages.