Monday, December 9, 2013

Folk Art by Doug Dorken

The Art of December - 12/09/13: Folk Art by Doug Dorken
by Andrea Mulder-Slater

To celebrate the holidays, we've decided to post a photo of a work of art (available for sale in our studio/gallery) each day between December 1st and 24th.

December 9, 2013

Isn't this carved and painted wood piece by Doug Dorken fantastic? Doug is from Chester, Nova Scotia and he always infuses a little bit of humour into his wildly colourful folk art pieces.

Folk Art
Doug Dorken
Wood and paint
10" x 30"

About the artist:
Doug Dorken skillfully carves his relief sculptures from single pieces of wood so that figures and landscape seem to emerge from within. Depending on the piece, he may use kiln-dried pine, poplar, or "sea-seasoned" wood to create his carvings. Following in the footsteps of his shipwright father, Doug took up carving in1994 after retiring from a career in the navy.

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