David Trant Folk Art woodcarvings and sculptures.

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Port Perry, Ontario, Canada
Born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, I graduated from OCAD in Toronto, back in the early 90's and have been working as a sculptor and a painter ever since. I started out as a landscape painter, but over the past 20 years, my main focus has been woodcarving, and what I like to call "Pop culture folk art". Think, Folk-Art, meets Fine Art, meets Bugs Bunny. This comes from East coast roots, being around wooden boats, and growing up in a big city, with all its influences. Originally working in clay, before switching to wood, I applied many of the same techniques, and developed what I like to call..."The Mr. Potato-Head, school of woodcarving. Basically, I make a big shape, and stick parts onto it. I sell in a number of great galleries, and take commissions. I currently live and work at my studio in Port Perry, Ontario, where I make strange, and fun stuff out of wood, using big, loud, dangerous power-tools and sharp objects. Check out the links below, to galleries that carry my work throughout the year. For information about my work, or commissions, contact me at dtrant@powergate.ca

Friday, December 31, 2010

NFLD Painting.

Painting in acrylics 2010. English Harbour West. The town where my mother was born.


  1. Do you have copies of this painting available for purchase?

  2. My Mother and Father were both from English Harbour West I'm wondering if you did prints of this or other paintings that are for sale?

  3. I am from English Harbour West. Your painting was posted on the EHW come home year website. Very nice. I can see part of my house :) August 4-12 is Come home year for the town and many are planning to visit. You should come!!! Thanks for the art. Keep up the good work! Interesting carvings too, btw.