Greg Guedel Studio was formed over 20 years ago after receiving a set of wood carving tools as a birthday gift. I fell in love with the process immediately. Inspiration comes from many places, vintage Americana, antique toys and old holiday decorations to name a few. Most of my pieces are carved from linden or cedar, painted in rich, layered color and antiqued for time worn feel. My mixed media sculptures may include vintage finds, salvaged wood, old hardware or other recycled materials. Combined with my original artwork and carved wood pieces, they create a unique statement blending my traditional folk art roots with a modern appeal.
Some of my works will be completed in a day or two. Others will sit patiently for weeks, and even months, waiting to be finished. Those are usually my favorites, maybe because I have lived with them awhile.