Author Archives: pverdugo

1 Follow the Grain


animals | miscellaneous | people | places | vegetables The woodcarvings, I call them “portraits in wood,” are relief carvings, which are pictures carved into a flat piece of wood. The portraits are carved with hand tools…chisels, gouges and mallet, taking fifty to one hundred hours to complete. Each portrait is a celebration of the […]


animals | people | places | miscellaneous One of my favorite subjects for paintings is the Boothbay region of Maine. Having the good fortune to spend a few days every year there the scenes, buildings, boats and friends remain in my heart all year. I like to have the scenes on my walls all winter […]

Early Work and Rustic Furniture

early work | current work At the Worcester Center for Crafts in Worcester, MA (’98-‘00) I learned to design and build studio furniture. While I don’t currently make studio furniture I’ve included the photos as the pieces illustrate my interest in the sculptural and painted aspects as well as the functional. These pieces are all […]

2 Carrots

3 Squirrel

4 Cactus

5 Swan