Tom Eckert is a traditional woodcarvers whose pieces are incredibly detailed to the point of being realistic. Tom uses traditional processes to carve, construct, laminate, and paint his pieces. He likes working with linden, basswood, and limewood. Apparently, these types of wood carve well, very stable, and easy to paint. He paints his sculptures with waterborne lacquer applied with spray guns and brushes. He said: “Since childhood, I have been curious about and amused by mistaken impressions of reality presented as part of my visual experiences. "
I love my dogs, reading books, and taking great pictures with my battered but still functional digital camera. Taking great pictures with a high end camera is almost too easy, producing fantastic images with an outdated one is an accomplishment by itself.