Hometown: Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
Tom Baldwin is an internationally award winning wildfowl carving artist. He recently was part of the internationally acclaimed “Birds in Art” exhibition 2019, at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum in Wausau, Wisconsin. He won 2nd Best in the World at the 2017 Ward World Wildfowl Carving Championship in Interpretive Division, M & T Printing purchase award at the Canadian National Wildfowl Carving Championship, and has won back-to-back Best in Shows at the Wings and Water Festival, Award of excellence at the 2014 Kaleidoscope Holiday show, 1st place at the 2015 Kaleidoscope Holiday show, top 5 runner up for the Akron High Arts Festival 5 years in a row and Best of Show at the 29th Annual Regional Juried Art Show at the Cuyahoga Valley Art Center. Tom also received the best sculpture award at the 70th Annual Ohio Exhibition at the Zanesville Museum of Art.
Tom’s new book “Three Carving Projects for the Beginner” was released in 2018. Tom also teaches a beginner bird carving class at the Cuyahoga Valley Art Center in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. He also judges for the Ward World Wildfowl Championship, The Canadian National Wildfowl Carving Championship, Ohio Decoy Carvers and Collectors Show and the New Brunswick Woodcarving Show.
Tom lives in Akron, Ohio with his wife, Barbara, and their two dogs. You can see more of Tom’s work on his website songofwood.com