The creative process starts by hand selecting specific pieces of wood. It is important to find a suitable “canvas” because it is not like manufactured paper. Knots in the wood or poor choice of wood grain can be problematic later on in the creative process. Next the wood is prepped for the application of paints, and the idea for the piece is developed. The background is painted, and the image is then carved into the wood. The image develops through both additive and subtractive processes using blow torches, wood burners and carving tools. These steps are repeated pushing and pulling the image to create the final piece. Once completed the piece is sealed with spray finishes to seal and ensure it endures through time.