Wood Carver Allen Wiebe
Allen is a Calgary, Alberta artist who has always loved working in metal and wood. His innovative industrial products sell world-wide and have brought him the prestigious Manning Award for innovative industrial design.
Several styles influence Allen’s art. The “Woodland” style along with Tom Thompson and the Group of Seven.
Allen spends considerable time studying other artists. In the Canada Series the native "Woodland Style", the Group Of Seven, Ted Harrison and Lisa Brawn are all seen.
Allen doodles with colored sharpies then makes black and white copies which are glued onto Maple boards. He then carves the image by hand with a hand held router. The carving is painted with acrylic paint and a lacquer finish is applied.
Allen will be back at The Haywire Cafe in Longview for the summer. The Haywire will be open this year, Wednesday to Sunday from noon to 8 pm. The Art Hut will be open same hours. Allen will be making art at the gallery on Saturday's and Sunday's.
NEW WORK "Fossil Fuel Museum 2" Acrylic on carved Maple, 34" x 44"
"I was thinking of a future Calgary with a dried up Bow River and the Bow Building housing a Fossil Fuel Museum. I'll leave further interpretation up to you." -Allen Wiebe