am a native Tennesseean who lived and worked in Maryland at the head
of the Chesapeake Bay for 35 years.
In 1966 I went to a decoy show in Salisbury on the eastern shore
of Maryland. There I saw
hand carved decoys and a few decorative bird carvings made by area artists.
I liked what I saw and became hooked on a new hobby. After that
I would carve birds whenever I had the time.
After over forty years I'm still carving birds.
seem to like my work and folks from a wide area collect my carvings.