David Lazzaro has been an active woodcarver for over 40 years. He has studied wildlife since his youth and has been actively involved in hiking, backpacking, fishing, sailing and skiing throughout his life. It was this combination of David’s love of the outdoors and his innate artistic talent, which lead him to this truly traditional art form: woodcarving. Like most woodcarvers, David is primarily self-taught. From full scale Decoys to the tiniest of angels; each piece is individually carved, painted and signed by the artist.
David works from his home in the quaint little beach community of Nahant, MA. He has received many awards for his artwork including a ribbon at the prestigious Ward Foundation Decoy Show of Maryland. Other awards include the Mystic Maritime International Art Show, the Globe Photography Contest, the Connecticut Wildfowl Decoy Carving Competition, and the Kittery Woodcarving Show of Kittery, ME.
David began carving birds indigenous to the area he grew up in. His year round observations of the birds in their natural habitat have inspired the carved decoys and shore birds of David’s collection of woodcarvings. His love of the ocean drew him to begin carving whales and dolphins. Capturing the grace and beautiful forms of these mammals of the sea is a constant passion for David. Eventually, David branched out to more decorative carvings of Angels and Santas. David has studied watercolor at the Vesper George School of Art and has taken various courses in photography, life drawing and sculpting.
Ward Foundation International Decoy show
1985 and 1993
Mystic Maritime International Art Show
Kittery Woodcarving Show
Globe Photography Contest
Connecticut Wildfowl Decoy Carving Competition
1977, 1978, 1979