Wood Carver Bio - Carolyn Halbrook

I have been interested in artistic endeavors for most of my life. I have been painting professionally for over 30 years. I graduated from the University of Houston with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education with a minor in art. After I graduated, I taught first grade until I decided to become a self employed artist specializing in watercolor paintings. I have had my paintings in many art galleries throughout Texas. I have taught adult classes in watercolor and decorative painting and children’s classes in multi-media and decorative painting. 

I am certified to teach art in grades Kindergarten through 12th grade and have taught art in the public school system for a number of years. 

In 2000, I was attending a carving seminar with my husband, Dee, and I became fascinated with chip carving. I tried it and found that I absolutely love it. I have been chip carving ever since. I have been fortunate to be able to take classes and learn from some of the best. I have won many awards for my paintings and carvings and have had my chip carved pieces in Chip Chats magazine and Chip Carvers Quarterly. I hope to continue to learn and grow in my chip carving and pass that love, knowledge, and enthusiasm on to my students. 

I have taught chip carving at Rally on the Rio, Coastal Bend Woodcarving Seminar, Ozarks Woodcarving Seminar, Texas Woodcarvers Guild Seminar, Creede WoodCarvers Rendezvous, Eureka Springs School of the Arts, Houston Area Woodcarvers Show and Seminar, Northwest Arkansas Woodcarvers Show and Seminar, and Oakdale Park Fall Woodcarving Rally. 

Carolyn's current and future Videos

Chip Carving BasicsChip CarvingCarolyn HalbrookLink
Woodcarving the Three Corner ChipChip CarvingCarolyn HalbrookLink
Carving the Straight Line ChipChip CarvingCarolyn HalbrookLink
Woodcarving an Oval ChipChip CarvingCarolyn HalbrookLink
Woodcarving Oval Chip Project 1 Chip CarvingCarolyn HalbrookLink
Woodcarving Oval Chip Project 2Chip CarvingCarolyn HalbrookLink
Chip Carve a Pinwheel CoasterChip CarvingCarolyn HalbrookLink
Chip Carving Boarders (13 varieties)Chip CarvingCarolyn HalbrookLink