Five species are shown on this page,
but Matt can do any of the woodpeckers of North America and the world.
His list of species grows as clients make their special requests.
|This rendition of a Pileated Woodpecker
is less striking than the more-stylized one
The main difference is its shorter neck
large woodpecker, the Ivory-billed is possibly extinct.
It resembles the Pileated, but is a
"You are a true inspiration to carvers."
Despite the harsh sunlight, which is not the
|The photo below shows the same woodpecker shown at the
right, in its new home. Try to imagine how it
would look without the harsh light of the camera flash.
The idea of having a woodpecker on the upright support
of a mountain home was independently requested by another client (see below).
work captures the inner quality ... those subtle aspects that make the
species what it is."
The largest of all the woodpeckers is one that may be
extinct, the Ivory billed woodpecker of the swamp forests of the southeast.
For one of the fine quality of the pileated, above, the price is $500.
Check the CURRENTLY
AVAILABLE page to see if this is still available for
The Red-Cockaded Woodpecker, is an endangered
species of the Southeastern United States.
Below are shown are carvings of the male (left) and the female (right). The female lacks the small red patch behind the eye. The center photo shows the two together as set up on a rustic supporting post of the client's vacation mountain home.
Following are additional species of woodpeckers. Any one is $350
Gambol's Quail (below) has a restricted range in California. The ones shown are done in a folksy style and are very reasonably priced at $85.
The chicks in this photo were painstakingly and authentically painted to distinguish them from the very similar chicks of the closely related California quail. Unfortunately, after the pains Matt took to do them correctly, the client proudly sent Matt a photo with the chicks repainted (all wrong, of course) - an insult to Matt who really knows a few things. Chicks add to the price.
The Bob-White Quail shown below is also done in a folksy style. Like the Gambol's quail above it is $85. A finer style can be made for a higher cost for anyone who wants a more-realistic quail carving.
26201 Dennis Rd.
Parksley, VA 23421