John’s artistic journey began as a collector, culminating in the creation of award-winning bird carvings that offer people a lingering look at the details that escape the eye in real life.

Using Tupelo wood from the Everglades, he shapes the contours, burns the feathers, and applies washes of paint.

The mounts are often synchronized to the natural habitat, with flowers and leaves fashioned from epoxy, brass foil, and sculpi.

John’s fusion of authenticity with innovation has garnered top awards at the local, national, and international levels, including the Ward World Carving Championship.

His work may be seen by appointment at his studio in Kilworthy in southern Muskoka.



(705) 238-9176


Wood's End Studio
1205 Sparrow Lake Route D
Kilworthy, ON P0E 1G0

(by appointment only)


John de Lang-Barn Swallow
John de Lang-Loon
John de Lang-Avocet
John de Lang-Baltimore Oriole
John de Lang-White-Breasted Nuthatch
John de Lang-Eastern Bluebird
John de Lang-Miniature Spruce Grouse
John de Lang-Saw Whet Owl