Meet Bob Curtis

After graduating from The Royal Military College of Canada, Bob enjoyed a long career as an Aerospace Engineer in the Canadian Armed Forces and later as an Information Systems Engineer.

Bob always knew he had an artistic streak waiting to immerge. This artistic need first materialized when Bob started painting landscapes in oil. Several years ago oil painting was quickly overcome as Bob's artistic outlet and passion as he discovered the art of woodcarving.

Bob immersed himself in woodcarving by taking classes from master woodcarvers like Dave Disselbrett, Jeff Harness, Jerry Harris, and others. Bob now carves with members of the Capitol Woodcarvers Club and The Oregon Decoy and Wildfowl Guild located in Salem Oregon. He participates in several weekly carving sessions with talented carvers where he continues learning his art from the very best.

Bob's carving focuses on wood spirits, caricatures, decoys, and fish. Most of Bob's carving is done with hand tools but recently he has experimented with power carving. Bob displays his award winning carvings at club shows as well as at state and county fairs. Bob carves primarily in basswood (caricatures), cottonwood bark (wood spirits and fantasy houses), cedar and tupelo (decoys and wildfowl).

Bob suggests that all woodcarvers, or prospective woodcarvers, seek out a local woodcarving club. These clubs typically have members who are very knowledgeable with respect to woodcarving and most are eager to help other beginner or experienced woodcarvers.