Art from the Bark is owned by Kathy Overcash, a woodcarving artist and instructor. Kathy specializes in carving whimsical Cottonwood bark houses. Kathy has been carving since 2006. After taking a whimsical bark house class with Rick Jensen, she fell in love with carving Cottonwood bark and specifically, bark houses. The whimsical nature of the houses caught Kathy’s heart and her imagination. She continues to carve whimsical houses while trying to expand the artistic and fanciful nature of these houses. Her whimsical houses and other woodcarvings have won blue ribbons at many shows on the east coast with some winning “Best in Class”, “Best of Show”, “People’s Choice” and “Judges Creativity Awards”. Kathy retired in 2012 allowing her to focus full time on carving and teaching. She is a woodcarving instructor where she specializes in teaching others how to bring out the “whimsy” and “fanciful” characteristics of their houses and other woodcarving art.
Woodcarving Store, Gallery and Classes
If all goes as planned, we will be opening a woodcarving store, art gallery and studio in Orange county, VA in December 2015. We’re very excited about this opportunity to offer the community a place to carve and purchase supplies. •We will offer weekly woodcarving classes, mini seminars and other art classes throughout the year. •We will have a gallery of woodcarvings and other artwork from various local artists. A lot of the artwork will be available for purchase.•We will also have woodcarving supplies and other hobby items, such as train supplies, available for purchase.