Carousel Horse Carvings
In 1994, Florence’s love of art grew from 2-dimensional watercolors to 3-dimensional wood carving. The warm memories of her father led her to try her hand at carving. She opened a carving studio using her mother’s maiden name, called it “McDermott’s Carousel Horse Studio,” and began carving a full size horse. She won numerous master carving completions and was featured on local TV shows and in newspaper articles in Maryland, including the August 1995 issue of “Baltimore” magazine. Her full size carousel horse “Neptune” was selected as the centerpiece for the “Preakness Ball” held in Baltimore, MD.
With the publicity that she received, Florence was asked to teach carving horses. She found it very exciting and rewarding to teach wood carving to others. Her students carved horses that ranged in size from 24″ H to full carousel horse size. These carvings were fully detailed and completely painted.
Over the years since she started carving, she never stopped painting watercolors. In 2005, Florence gave up her studio and again devotes all her creative time to her first love………Watercolors!
One of Florence’s most accomplished students, Robin Lambdin, carved “Jezebel.” The carving is approximately 42″ tall and is embellished with all of Robin’s original designs. Robin now devotes much of her spare to designing and making stained glass panels. You can see more of her work and reach her at her Blog or Facebook page.