Stop 3 – Woolly Things Studio

Dave lives in a little house in eastern Ontario, nestled into the woods of the Lanark Highlands.

Since before the turn of the century, Dave has been hiding in the woods honing his craft, only poking his head out from time to time to attend art shows and sales across the country.

Dave is most affected by the natural allure of Canadian hardwood and cedar trees. His art is a collaboration with nature; he carves unique pieces of wood into faces and figures inspired by the wood. He has training in photography and experience with drawing, and is a self-taught sculptor.

Dave was born in Toronto and raised in Northern and Eastern Ontario. His wood sculptures attest to his sardonic sense of humor, and a sensitive view of the human condition. “If you are laughing, crying, thinking, or a little afraid, it is all good! I have gotten your attention: therefore I have succeeded!”