Downing began his sculpting career in 1981, focusing primarily on
ducks and songbirds carved from wood. This shifted to birds
of prey in the mid 1990’s. Outstanding composition and realistic
poses, coupled with his texturing techniques, have made his sculpture
easily recognized by collectors nationwide. His bronze and
wood sculptures have been displayed in galleries and fine art shows
from coast to coast.
has offered woodcarving classes for many years and teaching his
unique style of carving is very rewarding, to both him and his students.
He encourages class participants to develop their own style
and his roughouts are designed to allow each carver to individualize
depicted on this website are for sale, the quality and design are
unequaled. These designs are only available directly from
See more of Marlen's work on his web site: www.MarlenDowningSculpture.com