vincepagliaroli - artist, painter, decoy carver, sign maker
about my work 
 
     All carvings are from my own patterns.  The only power tools I use are a band saw to cut out the shape & a drill press for the eye holes, dowel rod holes & forstner bits to begin the hollowing process. 
 
     Wooden decoys are made mostly from very old pattern grade sugar pine, northern white pine & occasional cedar & balsa.  Some are driftwood, found wood, and wood from ancient barns.  Cork decoys are carved from both white & black cork.
                                                                   
                     
 
    The carving is a long, drawn-out affair.  Using draw knives, carving knives, wood chisels & gouges, rasps, Italian rifflers & sand paper.  Many of my hand tools are antique & irreplaceable. 
 
     The best glues, marine grade sealers, & only oil paints are used on all of my work, no matter if it rides the water or the shelf.
 
     I never rush, & I can't "bang 'em out" - it's not my style.  Each work is a passionate endeavor.  I visualize works in the materials I use.  That's how it all begins...
 
     Enjoyment is the name of the game.
 
***(Learn more about Vince on page 3)
 
 
 
partners
OLD SQUAW
OLD SQUAW
watercolor on cardboard and linen over cork & pine decoy
RING NECK DUCK
RING NECK DUCK
black cork and sugar pine
WOOD DUCK
WOOD DUCK
3D sign and hollow carved decoy
Black Breasted Plover
Black Breasted Plover
oil painting and decoy
RUDDY TURNSTONE
RUDDY TURNSTONE
oil painting and decoy
BLACK NECK STILT
BLACK NECK STILT
oil painting and decoy
RED BREASTED MERGANSER
RED BREASTED MERGANSER
watercolor on cardboard and canvas covered decoy
OLD SQUAW
OLD SQUAW
sign and canvas covered decoy
 
recent work
 
 
 GREEN WING TEAL
(from vintage life vest cork)
 
 
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all photos by
Mary Lee Pagliaroli
 -unless noted
additional photos by
Ted Fauceglia
Rod Hartzel
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oil paintings on wood board
 
                                         Hen Wood Duck
 Crappie Bass                                                   Sun Fish                  
 
 
 
 
  Widgeon                                                         Pintails
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
watercolors on paper board
 
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