Welcome to Whimsicalwood.

This site features the wood-art and graphic work of David Stanley, included are, instructional materials on the tools, techniques and processes I have used.

The various types of art work featured are loosely categorised under the headings of Wood-art and Graphics. Though these kinds of work may seem very different, there is considerable overlap in the materials used, form taken and the techniques employed in their making.

Wood-art includes:

Welsh lovespoon carving, other wood carving, boxes, clocks, automata, toys and hand-crafted jigsaw puzzles.

Grahics includes:

Drawing and painting, watercolour and acrylic, graphite, coloured pencil, pen and ink work, photo illustration and other digital work. Graphics also includes; rock painting, hand lettering, calligraphy and pyrography on wood.

The work shown on this site is not for sale. I do a limited number of commissioned pieces each year, generally one or two works of a more complex nature, and those when undertaken, are done for a mutually agreed upon, client-nominated price.

The work is then commenced after I have produced an approved design for the work. When the final work is finished, detailed photos of the finished work are sent for approval, agreed postage and insurance is organised and a payment request is made for the delivery costs. When the work has safely arrived and approved the original agreed payment is then requested.

Some of the work shown on this site includes step-by-step documentation of techniques and processes and some also includes more comprehensive step-by-step descriptions of the work in its entirety.

In time I intend to add, detailed instructional materials of an even more comprehensive kind, with plans and patterns to be provided as downloadable pdf digital books. Some of these will be for free and the more detailed instructional material with patterns will be for sale, on a Shop Page to be added.


Wood art