Richard Hill

Richard has been carving on and off for about 25 years. He has had a lifelong friendship with Richard Palmer, a well known bird carver who was his mentor and teacher. This relationship continued, where they carved together every day at Hill’s studio in Middleboro until the recent sudden death of Richard Palmer.

Under this relationship, he was introduced to bird carving competitions and as a result has competed in many shows and has won numerous ribbons including a clean sweep of the intermediate class at the nationals on Long Island in 1984, as well as ribbons at the Ward Foundation World Championship, and in 2008 at the Wildlife Artisans Show in Newbury, Ma. Richard took best of show in miniature birds with a winter scene male cardinal.

Richard has had a lifelong interest in wildlife and when he was given the opportunity to learn the art of bird carving from a master carver, Richard Palmer, he jumped at the offer. He has been carving professionally since 1984 and his carvings can be found throughout the United States as well as South America and Europe.

Richard takes great pride in seeking to attain a realistic impression of the actual subject, adding character and style to the finished work.