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Artist's Bio

I have been carving since 1980, but after retiring from the practice of dentistry in 2007 my hobby became my passion.  My carving is now a full time affair.  I teach three carving classes in my home, I donate carvings to charities I am interested in and I accept commissions.  My work has evolved from duck decoys (inspired by my long time mentor, Ken Gleason) to shorebirds to song birds and I love doing all of them.  My website is www.hanksduckdecoys.com which will show what some of the rest of my work looks like.

I regularly compete in the New England Woodcarvers Show where I have won many ribbons, including several blue ribbons for first place and the Ward Foundation World Carving Championships where I have also won several ribbons, including 2011 a second place in the advanced division.