This 12 inch Brown is the last completed Wiley creation of 2017. I created 55 signed and numbered works and 10 or 12 signed pieces that I gave away to friends and family. This Brown is carved from Tupelo wood and presented on a beautiful Manzanita branch selected for me by Pat Reicher,artist and owner of Oregon Natural Manzanita Designs. I’m looking forward to the new possibilities for 2018 . LET THE SAWDUST KEEP FLYING! Jim.
Creating stylized works are my favorites. I’m always intrigued by the end result because the wood and I have had to learn how to ” get along”, this one and I had a little fuss at first! Quite a few times I just felt like it’s not going to work out.( I have had a couple that wound up in the burn pile). I just keep puttering around and bye and bye it began to look promising.
I’m right pleased how this emerging Rainbow managed to escape the bonds of a Cedar stomp.
This work can be purchased from my SALE GALLERY at Facebook Wiley Trout.
” THE ESCAPE”
Stylized works are among my favorites, I’ve always been intrigued with driftwood. Sometimes I see a fish trying to get out, other times the wood just tells me what it wants to be.This stylized Brown has been one of my most talked about creations, frankly, I don’t even know who owns it now as It was sold out of one the Galleries that feature my works. – Jim Wiley
Actually it’s not a Trout at all, GOD has the patent on Trout. He has blessed me with the talent to create the illusion of a Trout. It begins with a thought in my mind and is expressed trough wood. I began my Artistic endeavor in the Spring of 2000 at the age of 65 and have created over 700 works that decorate homes, dens, cabins, and offices all across America and beyond. As I approach the end of my ability to do this, I want to sincerely express my gratitude to all that have acquired my works and the many, many kind comments .
I TRULY APPRECIATE YOU for joy you’ve given to my life, JIM WILEY.
I learned this technic on the banks of thr Ausable river in Grayling Michigan attending a fish carving clinic sponsored by Ed Waliki ( deceased now). It was in early May and I being the only southerner almost froze to death while the other 6 attendees wore short sleeve shirts! My shivering provided the ” entertainment ” for five days. This technic as well as others prove to be a turning point in my Artistic endeavors.
This little Wild Brown is amount my favorites. Jim Wiley.