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Art by William Janelle
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I am a self taught sculptor who works primarily in wood, stone and bronze. I've been carving for more then 30 years. I am a subtractive sculptor, where I take away from a single block with hand tools, often leaving tool marks behind as a sort of fingerprint. My preferences of wood are apple, cherry, butternut and walnut. These are hardwoods with very distinctive grains and colors. Stone - marble, soapstone and alabaster. My style is a fusion of realism and neo-classicalism. This enables the viewer to recognize the subject matter and at the same time allows me the freedom of self-expression. The basic goal in each piece is to show motion in the subject matter. Whether it be a puffin standing on a rock, with it's head turned ninety degrees, inquisitively looking at something that just startled it or a falcon a half second from flight. The sculpture's emotion allows the viewer to recognize a bit of humanity in the subject matter portrayed. I have won more than one hundred ribbons, Best of Show awards, prize money and have been featured on television - Doug Rafferty's "Doug's Discoveries", newspaper features, Wildfowl Carving and Collecting Magazine Lake Living Magazine.

Black Walnut Woodspirit with pipe

Horse in butternut


Red tailed hawk, butternut


Horse bust, cherry


Bear in butternut

Grapes in black walnut


Barrow's golden eye in Tupelo and acrylic


Mountain Lion


Waiting for Mom


21 Broadwing Way
Bridgton, ME 04009

Phone: 207-647-0949

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Loraine Janelle - Photographer