Carvings and Canvas

Dedicated to the Joy of Woodcarving and the Promotion and Preservation of woodcarving as an Artform!

Perry also created the following Facebook groups and pages!

Founder of Carvings and Canvas,  Perry is a Cabinet Maker and Stair Builder by trade but today simply carves as well as teaches wood carving.  He lives with his wife Julie  in the mountains of Western North Carolina. Perry began carving as a child, influenced by the watermen that carved decoys as a means of survival. His wood carvings range from Decorative Wildlife,  Relief (pictures in wood) and Folk Carvings to Architectural Carvings. His architectural woodcarvings include Fireplace Mantles, Window and Door Casings, Doors , Door and Drawer Panels, Cabinetry, Furnishings, Corbels and Staircase Components. In many cases he can be found carving existing woodwork on site.  Everything he carves is based on realism and the natural world.


The vast majority of Perry's work is based on commissions.  If you are interested in learning more about the commission process for architectural carvings please read the  The Commission Process!  To view current carvings Perry has available and to learn more about his wildlife and carvings depicting the natural world please click the link below Currently Available Carvings.


His woodcarvings and woodwork has been featured at shows including the National Audubon Society as well as in National publications such as Timber Homes Illustrated and the hard cover book Dream Homes Carolinas: An Exclusive Showcase of the Carolinas' Finest Architects, Designers and Builders.  Click here for a  brief slide show of Perry's cabinetry, carpentry and stair cases

Perry uses the following tools and supplies after many years of testing and experimenting‚Ķ   Foredom, Dremel ( fortiflex) and Proxxon power carving tools, 

Cape Forge, Deepwoods Ventures and Flexcut carving knives , Henry Taylor and Stubai gouges, Tohickon Glass Eyes, and Jo Sonja acrylic paints, 

Perry an advocate for preserving the art of Decoy Making and created the following sites dedicated to the art form.

Click  the picture Below to watch a brief slideshow of this bird 

being carved and painted from beginning to end.

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