Wood Carvings by Milford Hopkins - Nova Scotia

 

 

Master Woodcarver Milford Hopkins


"Wildlife Creations"

Milford Hopkins has been carving for over 16 years. He first became interested in waterfowl carving in his late teens. Always fascinated by the beauty and wonder of natures creations, Milford began  carving while watching his grandfather make working decoys for hunting. Although mostly self taught, he has studied video tapes and learned from Pat Godins, a World Champion Bird Carver.

He grew up and lives in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, a small town where there is wide variety of Waterfowl and other beautiful birds to study and marvel in their wonderful colors. Many hours have been spent practicing and perfecting this art form. You will agree, the effort was worth it.

Milford has won numerous ribbons at Ducks Unlimited contests in Canada, and locally in Nova Scotia, as well as placing 7th at the World Championships in Maryland. Milford is surely an Artist with wood and understands  the beauty of Nature in all it's finest detail. He has the ability to impart this beauty onto a block of wood.  

Each carving takes over 100 hours to create. Truly breathtaking works of art made as true to life size as possible. These carvings are made from top quality Basswood and then detailed with a wood burning pen for the feather detail of the quills and barbs. Glass eyes are used for realism and then completely hand painted in true to life colors using vivid acrylic paint. The following pictures can only begin to show the beauty of these works of art. 

The following thumbnail pictures will take you to larger pictures of this wonderful artists work. Take a look at them to see how beautifully detailed and wonderful these creations really are. We are excited to offer this work to the world. These are truly works of Art that will be cherished for years to come.  Now you have the opportunity to own a creation for your own collection. Waterfowl, Game Birds and Birds of Prey brought to life from wood through the mastery of a true artist. Not limited to the carvings shown here. Feel free to inquire about your favorite bird.    

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Marvel at the beauty of these creations of Natures wonder on the following pages.
                   "Carvings by Milford Hopkins"  Click on the pictures below!                 


 

Black Duck Preening

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Broad Winged Hawk

Broadwing Hawk

Cinnamon Teal Hen

Cinnamon Teal Hen

Mourning Dove

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Preening Goldeneye Hen

Goldeneye Hen

Greenwing Teal Hen


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Mallard Duck Drake

Mallard Drake

Old Squaw Pair

Old Squaw Pair

Ruffed Grouse

Ruffed Grouse

Rough Legged Hawk with Horned Lark

Rough Legged Hawk with Horned Lark

Saw Whet Owl

Saw Whet Owl

Wood Duck Drake

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Ringneck Duck Hen

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Purple Finch
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Old Squaw Drake
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Hen Mallard
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Loon with Chicks
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Hawk and Sparrow

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Kingfisher
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Surf Scoter Pair
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Shoveler Drake
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Canvasback Drake
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Hooded Merganser 
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Great Horned Owl with Teal
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Ruddy Duck Drake
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Long Billed Dowitcher
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Preening Old Squaw Drake
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