Goodson and Boyd Carving Exhibition

Monday, June 2, 2014-Saturday, June 14, 2014

Opening Reception | Thursday, June 12, 2014 | 5PM- 7PM

Artist Statement

Carole Jean Boyd:
Carole Jean Boyd is known nationally for her Cypress Knee carvings, especially her Santa and Father Christmas. Her unique style, which draws from realism, primitive, folk art and caricature, defies categorization. It was her career as a photographic retouch artist that has been the single greatest influence on Carole Jean’s carving and painting techniques. She is the author of Carving Cypress Knees, an instructional book for woodcarvers. Carole Jean is Co-Owner of the Rumbling Water Studios and Gallery, in Wetumpka, Alabama.

Dylan Goodson:
Detail that one word is the hallmark of each of Dylan Goodson’s woodcarvings, especially his relief landscapes, for which he is known in the woodcarving world. Always striving to portray subjects as realistically as possible, he uses a verity of techniques to create the perspective, depth and details that make his relief scenes unique. But Dylan’s talents don’t end with relief carving, his other favorite carving subject is the realistic human figure, the carving of which he has taken many classes to perfect, including spending two weeks at the Geisler-Moroder Woodcarving School in Austria. He has tried pretty much every genre of woodcarving at least once, but enjoys carving in relief and human figures the most and travels the country teaching these subjects. Dylan is Co-Owner of the Rumbling Water Studios and Gallery, in Wetumpka, Alabama.