Marlen Downing: Bird Carver and Sculpture

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Marlen 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.

Marlen 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 their piece.

Roughouts depicted on this website are for sale, the quality and design are unequaled.  These designs are only available directly from Marlen.  

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See pictures and descriptions of finished projects below.

Golden Eagle


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