My name is James O'Neal. I live in southern New Jersey with my wife Beth. I first took up carving around ten years ago. My first attempt was a life size gargoyle, carved from a red oak tree, which I entered in Artprize in 2011. While I still work a full time job in an oil refinery, most of my free time is spent transforming tree trunks into life size statues. My carvings are all meticulously detailed by hand with a mallet and chisels, finely sanded, and finished only with clear finishes to show all of the beauty of the tree they were carved from. I hope you enjoy my work.
James's ArtPrize Entries
These are James's official ArtPrize entries from this year and past years.
James's Past Work
These are images of past work that James has done.