Big Bear Rustics

Bob and Joanne Paradis live and create in the picturesque town of Stark, New Hampshire, in the heart of the Great North Woods. Inspiration for their work comes from a mutual love for the beauty of the woods and mountains.

Joanne is a naturally gifted artist who can create unique custom pieces in many mediums. Her specialty is wood burned art. She can create anything on wood from one of a kind art work, custom signs, to adding a special accent to any piece of furniture. Her custom made walking sticks are collectible gifts.

Bob has many years experience and uncommon talent working with wood. His specialty is rustic furniture and cabinets. All the material for their work comes from the local forest. From log beds, tables, chairs, or cabinets with birch bark doors. Everything is one of a kind custom work. Bob can hand carve anything for you in wood - from a one foot to a ten foot tall bear, a life size moose, or a whimsical and rare piece to sit on your shelf. Bob can also design and build your a custom log home or a rustic weekend cabin. They can renovate your home or build an addition in a special rustic style.

Bob and Joanne are equally talented at creating beautiful one of a kind bowls. Each piece of wood or natural burl, with their different grain and color variations, are turned into functional pieces of art. Joanne can add her wood burned talent to any bowl to make it a very special piece.

Christmas season finds them busy creating many different home decorations and gift pieces. Bob hand carves one of a kind folk art style Santas and animals. Joanne paints and wood burns unique gifts and home and tree decorations.

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