Handcarved Eastern Cardinal by Les Suchman 4"
About the artist:
Les Suchman has been carving for 40 years. Most of those years were spent carving life-size birds and fish. In 2016, upon retirement, he sold his home and he and his wife moved into an RV. They now travel all over the country. He recently changed his focus to miniature birds and fish, all 1/2 size or smaller. He uses hand tools to carve the pieces, then uses a power carver for the fine details. Basswood and Tupelo are his favorite woods and habitats are made of wood, brass, copper, and paper, then colored with acrylic paints.