John Hoesman, the Carving Fool

Chip-carved bi-plane "Dizzy Izzy"

Welcome to my website!


The galleries on the following pages show samples of woodcarvings, including caricatures of people, pins and refrigerator magnets, ornaments, and other items that I have made over the years.  I also offer paintings and drawings, samples of which are shown in separate galleries on this site.  


While I'm taking fewer orders these days, please feel free to contact me if you see something in these webpages that you would like, or if you have a special art project that you would like me to take on.  


I hope you find your visit to this website enjoyable.   

 This week at "The Works," May 15 - 21, 2022. 

After a weekend of sharpening tools, I will work on special order woodcarvings and on a few coach carvings.  I will start a new acrylic painting and new watercolor paintings and continue work on a floral painting in oils.  I will also work on smaller carvings that I will turn into refrigerator magnets (see above) in preparation for the Woodville Farmers' Market on May 28th (see "Shows" for details).