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Chuck is a master woodcarver and bronze sculptor. For 38 years he has worked in traditional methods using hand gouges and chisels with a mallet to create beautiful carvings as well as Bronzes that are sculpted by using wax and then cast in bronze. He sculpts animals as well as pictorial reliefs and portraits
Chuck grew up in Maryland but moved to Pensacola as a teen where he attended high school and finished college with a biology degree.
Always interested in art and drawing as a child he began woodworking with his father renovating boats and building their home.
These two interests were ignited when Chuck discover woodcarving in his early twenties. He was visiting Gatlinburg while hiking in the Smokies and was captivated by the woodcarvings he saw in a gallery there. He bought 3 tools and started teaching himself to carve. That was 38 years ago. Chuck has been employed in bronze foundry patternmaking and design as well as fine art bronze casting foundry work for 20 years.
These skills he brings into sculpting in wood with fine detail and anatomical accuracy. He is constantly challenging himself to do beautiful art.