Matthew Burke started carving in his father’s woodworking shop when he was 10 years old. He has been carving off and on for the past 25 years. While mostly self taught he learned a lot about wood burning from fellow Maine carver, Ed Beach. Matthew specializes in realistic songbirds but his work includes some mammals and fish in both realistic and stylized finishes.
To see the process of creating some of these pieces check out our YouTube channel.
Please visit the Maine Wood Carvers Association to support wood carving in Maine.
Follow us on our Facebook page and Instagram for more current projects.