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Biography for Andrew Riddle

I was born in Bristol, England, and after spending my early childhood in New Zealand I moved (with my family) to Canada where I now  hold citizenship.

I have always been interested in artistic expression (especially in a comical form) and early on developed an ability to lampoon classmates and (later) workmates with my self-styled caricatures.

In 1992 I began to dabble in wood carving after receiving a set of carving chisels as a gift.  After a couple of years of valuable feedback from customers I began to separate my work into two distinct styles, realistic and comical.

Since that time I have continued to refine my style and work methods and I am always striving to learn more.

Most of my work is fashioned out of B.C. pine , spruce, driftwood,  or fibreboard using chisels and electric sanders.  All of the colour is applied with acrylic paint,  and up to 5 coats of urethane varnish or lacquer.  

My work is displayed in homes and offices around the world and continues to provide me with a sense of artistic accomplishment and a desire to continue to explore the creative process.

Email  riddlewoodwork@protonmail com   

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