Greg Hand’s Woodspirit Carvings

Legend Of The Woodspirit : In times of old when hunters entered the forest they would knock on a tree to awaken the powerful and lucky … WOODSPIRITS! ~ His numbers are many / His sightings are few / The good Woodspirit will bring luck to you / “Knock on wood”

A text sample here from the posters and business cards of the greatest oil painting and tree carving artist in the world – that being my Dad. :)

A true master of nature and capturing the elements on canvas; he’s been painting oils and watercolours long before I was born. He recently started woodcarving a few years back, and ever since has gone swiftly from carving staffs and planters to his first woodspirit tree.

This is a page I’m starting to showcase some of his work. Though he is getting huge interest and offers, with nightshift work as a shunt man he puts in as much carving time as he can find. We’re still working toward getting him out there full-time as an artist; something sure to come someday soon.

The Woodspirit Tree was carved in Jackson’s Point – ON, in a lakeside neighborhood just off the shores of Lake Simcoe. It took him the entire day (without washroom breaks he says) to complete within about a half-week’s time. The polish mix of tung oil and burnt umber paint was added to preserve and help the healing process. More woodspirit art to come!

 

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  1. There is no question your father has a talent. I am asked by people where your dads shows and sells his woodcarvings outof.

    Great job Greg.

    M

    • He sure is amazing! There’s been quite a few calls all around Jackson’s Point lol, but he would mainly find time for more planters in the making. One very funny story going around was the spotting of a man in his pajamas mystified in the early morning by the woodspirit tree. It’s interesting how those upward eyes of the woodspirit watch the sunrise.

  2. Greetings,

    Nice carving work! I am wondering if I could commission you to do a wood spirit carving just like this on a hiking stick if I was to mail it to you?

    Please let me know your interest level and a approximate cost for your services. I am not in any rush to have it back but want it to be carved by a true craftsmen and I have much respect for your work.

    Thanks very much & look forward to hearing back,

    Blessings – Brian

    • Hi Brian! – I’ve forwarded your message to Greg.

      Currently he’s planning to resume woodcarving in the spring of next year, and will be contacting you soon.

      His email is greghand48@yahoo.ca

      We’ve had this demo site up for him, now as he plans on starting a more detailed website by 2014.

      Thanks and we’ll check in with you! ~ Daniel


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