Wood is in my blood!
I am Grant McMillan, a woodcarver and sculptor based in Langley, BC, Canada. I carve because I love beauty, I love wood, and I love “oh look at that!” moments. I am inspired by people who have great skill in creating things of beauty and I am striving to do that myself.
I come from a long line of lovers of wood. My grandfather was a logger and forester in Ontario. My father was raised in logging camps and became a highly skilled custom woodworker building many beautiful pieces of furniture. I made my first piece of furniture in 1980, and I have been carving since 1995, when my father bought me a carving gouge and two carving knives. I have been a member of the Central Fraser Valley Woodcarvers Club since 2009 and have gained inspiration and ideas from that group.
You’ll see that I prefer to leave my carvings unpainted because I love the beautiful marriage of wood and sculpting. I’d rather see the grain, the skill of the carver in using a gouge, and the natural sheen of the wood itself.
I have carvings in private collections all over Canada, the western United States, New Zealand, and South Africa.
If you want a sculpture that reflects your own loves, we can co-create a piece of art that is just for you. Send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
There’s no commitment until you agree that you want me to carve you something and we agree on a price. Until then, let’s talk.