alex russell decorative decoys and shorebirds


About the Artist

"As a native Virginian I visited the Eastern Shore for almost 40 years before moving here permanently in 1989. Since I was a child I have been attracted to this area of natural beauty. preening yellow legs While visiting Chincoteague, I noticed thousands of decoys in many shops. I became particularly interested in the art of decorative decoys after attending a local wildfowl art show."

"I bought a how-to book and a piece of wood and carved my first decoy. After several years of practice, reading books and magazines, going to shows, taking pictures of ducks in the wild and taking classes offered by well known carvers, I began to develop my own style." feeding yeloow legs

"I especially enjoy carving gunning style ducks and shorebirds in a style that incorporates the traditional methods with a contemporary interpretation. All of my decoys have a slightly aged look with a waxed patina. I have attended a number of shows in the past few months and have won several ribbons, including a BEST-IN-SHOW in the shorebird category. My hobby has evolved into a major occupation and my decoys are presently offered for sale in specialty shops in Virginia, Maryland, and North Carolina."


Alex is a member of:

Back Bay Wildfowl Guild, Inc.

Eastern Shore Art League

Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce

Chincoteague Decoy Carvers and Artists Association

Alex Russell's Carvings are currently sold in Virginia and North Carolina
at the following art shops and galleries:

The Atlantic Wildfowl Heritage Museum
in The Dewitt Cottage
Virginia Beach, VA

The Refuge Waterfowl
Chincoteague, Virginia

The Bird Store
Kill Devil Hills, NC

While you're out surfin', check out Decoy Magazine, a fine magazine with great articles about master carvers and the decoy auction market.

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