John Hoesman, the Carving Fool

"Subs in the Tub (in case you don't have enough to worry about)," acrylic painting

Welcome to my website!  If you are searching for hand-crafted, one-of-a-kind gifts, a special piece of artwork for your home, or a colorful pin to wear with that new jacket, I may be able to help.


The galleries on the following web pages show samples of my woodcarvings, including caricatures of coaches and famous and not-so-famous people, pins and refrigerator magnets, and ornaments and other hand-carved items.  For those of you looking for something to hang on the wall, I also offer paintings and drawings, samples of which are shown in separate galleries on this site.


I try to make ordering as simple as possible for you and will do my best to meet your deadlines.  Thanks for visiting my website.  I hope you find your visit enjoyable. 


This week at "The Works," October 25 - 31, 2020.

Highlights of this week's work will include carvings of Notre Dame Irish terrier mascot Clashmore Mike and a few custom order woodcarvings.  I'll continue work on  acrylic and oil landscape paintings.  I'll also work on couple of pen and ink drawings and mess around with some watercolor ideas.  Work on updating this website will  slowly continue....above is a recent carving of the "Solitaire Rhino."  See more of my recent works in the "Recent Work" section of this website.