Greg GILLESPIE – Wood Carver
Local Haliburton artist Greg Gillespie has been carving decorative birds and paddles for the past 30 years. During this period he has won numerous awards at major wildfowl carving shows including the Ward World Wildfowl Carving Championship in the United States and the Canadian National Wildfowl Carving Championship in Waterloo Ontario.
While Greg’s specialty is detailed and realistic carved and painted songbirds, he recently broadened his carving style to include the creation of interpretive wildfowl sculpture and won Second in Show for the Peoples Choice Award at the Wold Carving show with his very first entry.
Greg has a degree in Forestry from the University of Toronto and is retired from the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources after a 30 year career. Greg and his wife own a summer cottage on Kennisis Lake and a home in Haliburton Village.
At the 2016 Ward World Wildfowl Carving Championship Greg received the credential “MASTER CARVER” – The highest level that a carver can achieve.