Terry Blenkinship



TERRY BLENKINSHIP, FINE WOOD CARVER – ARTIST STATEMENT

In 1999 I met Beauchamp Paine at the Claremont Woodshow and became very interested in the art of wood carving. I joined the West Australian Guild of Woodcarvers and had the honour of being elected President for 2 years in 2003 and 2004. I am also a member of the Fine Woodwork Association.

During my time in wood carving, I have attended many workshops with international wood carvers including: Peter Benson from England, Fred Cogelow USA, Sue Wraight, Sylvio Apponyi and Don Powell of Australia, as well as attending weekly instruction under Beauchamp Paine.

I have taught at The Dwellingup School of Wood and conducted several weekend workshops, where I have enjoyed introducing students to basic and advanced woodcarving skills.

Over a short time in this hobby I have won many awards covering the following competitions:

Claremont Wood Show:
2005, 2006 and 2007 WA Guild of Woodcarvers – 1st place – Doug Shaw Award
2003, 2005 and 2007 WA Guild of Woodcarvers – Peoples Choice Award
2002, 2003 and 2006 Fine Wood Working Assoc – Carving and Tiny Treasures 1st places
2008 WA Guild of Woodcarvers – 2nd place, Small Treasures Darlington Arts Festival
2003 and 2005 Winner in the 3D Section with carvings Armadale Scintillating Exhibition
2005 Runner-up in the wood carving section.

List of Achievements
1999 Aboriginal Girl Doug Shaw Intermediate 1st – In the Round
2000 Eagle Doug Shaw Intermediate 2nd – Relief
2001 Sugar Glider Doug Shaw Open 2nd – In the Round
2002 Queen Mum Arbortech International Comp 3rd – Relief
2002 Runamuc Fine Woodwork 1st – Relief
2003 Blowing a Wish Doug Shaw Peoples Choice Award
2003 Four Grandsons Fine Woodwork 1st – Wood Carving
2003 Leaf Frog Fine Woodwork 1st – Small Treasures
2003 Golf Clubs Fine Woodwork 2nd – Wood Carving
2003 Four Grandsons Darlington Arts Festival 1st – 3D Section
2004 Portrait in Wood Doug Shaw – Open 2nd – In the Round
2004 Netsuke Mouse Fine Woodwork 3rd – Small Treasures
2004 Ram Fine Woodwork 3rd – Wood Carving
2004 Goat Herder Doug Shaw – Open 1st – Relief
2005 The First Cut Doug Shaw – Open 1st – Doug Shaw Trophy
2005 The First Cut Doug Shaw Peoples Choice Award
2005 The First Cut Armadale Scintillating Exhib Runner up in Carving Section
2005 Gargoyle Doug Shaw – Open 1st – Relief
2005 Smokin Joe Darlington Arts Festival 1st – 3D Section
2005 Smokin Joe Fine Woodwork Assoc 2nd – Woodcarving
2006 Beethoven Doug Shaw – Open 1st – Doug Shaw Trophy
2006 The two of us Fine Woodwork Assoc 1st – Small Treasures
2007 Four Grandsons Doug Shaw – Open 1st – Doug Shaw Trophy
2007 Misty (Gorilla) Fine Woodwork Assoc 2nd – Small Treasures
2008 Kong (Gorilla) Doug Shaw 2nd – Small Treasures

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Title : Smokin Joe

Artist : Terry Blenkinship

Medium : Huon Pine & Jarrah

Size : 14cm x 14cm x 34cm

Price : SOLD

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