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I live in the beautiful Ozarks of Southwest Missouri, with my wife, Barbara. As of August this year, we will be married 50 years. I have been a woodcarver for over 40 years, and a woodcarving seminar instructor for over 25 years. Growing up, I was always interested in art in one form or another. I am self-taught, learning many of my skills while working at Silver Dollar City, near Branson, Missouri, for over 20 years. There I learned how to use and sharpen tools, and how to “feel” the grain of the wood. I like to carve detail and to carve authenticity. If I put chaps on a cowboy, they are authentic. A Hawken rifle is identifiable as a Hawken rifle. I take a lot of pride in a nice, well done carving, and my collectors appreciate that.
Gerald is a full time woodcarver, and instructor. His carvings are for sale. He prefers not to judge woodcarving shows. Gerald and Barb are available to teach seminars.