John Hoesman, Artist

"Portage August" acrylic painting  

Welcome to my website!


On the following pages you can view samples of my artwork.  For years, I have carved wooden caricatures of people and animals, pins and refrigerator magnets, bottle stoppers, ornaments, and other items.  I also create paintings and drawings using various mediums.  


These days, I am concentrating my efforts on my most popular items and on my own "new" creations.  I am no longer taking "special orders" for woodcarvings.  If you see something on these webpages that you like, feel free to contact me.  


I hope you find your visit to this website enjoyable.   

This week at "The Works," December 3 - 9, 2023

I'm "stuck" doing special woodcarving orders for Christmas this week . . . and to the end of 2023.  Please note that after I have finished these carvings, I am no longer taking "special woodcarving orders."  If I have some "extra time," I hope to work on some landscape paintings in acrylics and watercolors, and pen and ink drawings this week.