Seashore Carvings                

Inspired by the ocean

Bob Bohannon - artist/carver

Thank you for your interest in Seashore Carvings. I’m Bob Bohannon, artist/carver. The inspiration for my carvings comes from the life and energy in Nature - in and around the ocean. Hand-crafting makes every piece unique.I like to carve in 3-D, creating the depth and proportions the piece deserves. I use just a few hand chisels, power tools and a unique chainsaw to bring each carving to life. I then apply up to 9 acrylic and 4 stain colors from nature's color palette with my 'water-fusing' and 'flame-painting' techniques. These result in every piece having what appears to be double or triple the number of colors when seen from different angles - like the way that light splits into many colors when passing through a prism. Each is finished in a protective marine-quality sealer for maximum protection while highlighting its features for indoor/outdoor display. 

My carvings range in size from 12 " up to 7 feet and are from 2 to 5 inches deep. This depth allows me to create the proper life-like contours. In addition, I really enjoy working on special request custom designs - with unique dimensions, a particular wood species and choice of colors. 
Carving is a gift I've been blessed with and enjoy sharing. That's why when a customer selects one of my pieces, it's the highest compliment I can receive:  when my art becomes theirs.

2017  will be another busy year with 25 shows plus new Gift Shops in the Outer Banks and more custom carvings. Here's what it's looking like so far:

        4-15   Nautical & Wildlife Art Festival and Craft Show - Ocean City, Maryland
      29-31   Coastal Virginia WineFest - Virginia Beach
                  Custom Carvings-Special Orders
                  Presentations to interior designers in VB and the Outer Banks, NC                   
          3-5   McDonald's Outdoor Garden Center Show - Virginia Beach
      24-26   Craftsman Classic Spring Art & Craft Festival - Chantilly, Virginia
          1-2   Gloucester Daffoldil Festival - Gloucester, Virginia
           29   East Beach Arts & Crafts Show - Norfolk, Virginia
                 Custom Carvings-Special Orders
      20-21  "Meet The Artist/Carver" days in gift shops in the Outer Banks
      27-29  Steel Pier Surf & Art Expo - Virginia Beach Boardwalk
          2-4  Bodacious Bazaar Arts & Craft Show - Hampton, Virginia
      16-18  Chesapeake Maritime Museum Boat Festival - St Michaels, Maryland
           24  Chic's Beach Arts & Crafts Show - Virginia Beach
             1  St. Peter's Art Show - Lewes, Delaware
           22  Indian River Marina Seafood & Arts Festival - Rehoboth, Delaware                 
          4-5  Hatteras Arts & Crafts Show - Cape Hatteras, Outer Banks NC
      18-20  Montauk Artists' Association 'Show on the Green' - Montauk, NY
      26-27  Seawall Art Show - Portsmouth, Virginia
             9  Bethany Beach Boardwalk Arts Festival - Bethany Beach, Delaware
      23-24  Occoquan Arts & Crafts show - Occoquan, Virginia  
      29-30  Neptune Festival - Virginia Beach
              1  Neptune Festival - Virginia Beach  
           7-8  Myrtle Beach Art in the Park - Myrtle Beach, NC
       13-15  Poquoson Seafood Festival - Poquoson, Virginia
       27-30  Rehoboth Sea Witch Festival - Rehoboth, Delaware
       10-12  Bodacious Christmas Art Show - Hampton, Virginia
       24-25  Cape Hatteras Christmas Art Show - Outer Banks NC
         9-11  Sugarloaf/Chantilly Christmas Art Show - Chantilly, Virginia

In addition the following gift shops are featuring my carvings:

    >  Absolutely Outer Banks - Nags Head, NC
    >  Absolutely Outer Banks - Duck, NC
    >  Ocean Art - Hilltop Center, Virginia Beach
I'm doing new carvings all the time and will be adding them to my Gallery. So I invite you to visit here throughout the year and, when possible, visit one of my shows. It's always great to see you!  

All the best - Bob

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