Nick is a self taught whittler based in West Oxfordshire and has been engaging in this art form for the past three years. Whittling is the art of carving shapes out of raw wood using a knife and Nick uses lime/basswood for his whittling. His pieces are created through the use of one main small knife and are then finished with acrylic paint.
Nick enjoys the “personalities” the whittles appear to have once carved – some are whimsical and some seem to hold a more reflective expression. He finds this interesting in terms of how something apparently comical can be interpreted in different ways.