Hand Carved and Painted 100 year old cottonwood bark. Free standing deep relief (flat on back) Back of carving is unpainted.
6 ˝”H x 2 ˝”W x 2”D
Greg Macdonald has been a full time wood carver for over 20 years. He sells at art fairs throughout the Midwest and select galleries and gift shops. Over the last 13 years Greg has produced thousands of carvings that have found homes in collections in all 50 states and several foreign countries.
Greg was born in Omaha, Nebraska. Although developing an interest in art at an early age, it wasn’t until 1991 that he discovered a love for woodcarving. His initial carving was of a very primitive Santa. It wasn’t long after that he started carving on a full time basis.
Greg’s specialty is Santa figures. He has blended both an old world and primitive style of carving together which has become instantly recognizable among his collectors. Halloween folk art, Uncle Sam figures, and angel carvings are also big favorites with his clients.
Greg has been spotlighted in several publications such as “Better Homes and Gardens Crafts Showcase”, “Heartland View”, “Texas Parks and Wildlife”, and “ Country Marketplace” magazines.
In 1995 Greg was featured on the “QVC Shopping Network” where he sold close to 1000 carvings in less than 5 minutes!
All the bark he uses is gathered from dead trees. All cracks, knots, etcetera are incorporated into the design to make a truly unique and one-of-kind carving.
Greg carves in free standing deep relief (flat on the back). This makes them perfect for sitting on shelves and fire place mantels. He paints with acrylic and then antiques with an oil finish to give the pieces a soft, aged appearance.
Greg currently resides in the small town of Walnut, Iowa, where he continues to carve wonderfully unique pieces of folk art.
Most of all, Greg enjoys his clients. From the largest collectors to the customer looking for that one perfect gift. Greg feels that his customers are what makes being a folk artist truly special.