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J. Chester Armstrong

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Biographical Info

I am a self-taught wood carver and have been carving professionally for 40 years. I live deep in the forest of Central Oregon, close to the subjects I choose to carve. Wildlife wood carving is subtractive art, with fluid lines and interactive images. I let the wood itself dictate the forms and my subjects come alive. All we know is beauty when we see it. That is the line I follow. Beauty is truth.

Some of my finest work can be found on cathedral doors and Las Vegas casino walls. I received Best of Show at Western Art Show in Indian Wells, California. I have been listed as who’s who in Western Art and a frequently featured artist on OPB’s Art Beat. Many articles and a book have been written about my process.

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Categories: Artist, Sculptor
Updated 10 months ago.