A Note to Visitors: Sadly, Nobby passed away in March of 2017. His family is continuing to maintain this website as a tribute to him and his wonderful carvings. See this news article.
Welcome to Arthur H Clark's website, where you can view Arthur's fantastic pieces of artwork available for purchase. His vision and use of timber is surely an inspiration for those who appreciated quality art. Feel free to take tour where each piece is shown individually, or you may visit the portfolio and select from smaller images and click to enlarge to enhance the detail.
We ask for you patience here, as the Arthur's portfolio may load a little slowly to give you stunning images of this wonderful artwork. There are some things you just can't compromise!
You might also like to view Denizen's of the Deep, a 5 metre long sculpture from one single piece of timber. An aquatic wonderland which as won awards and been featured around the world. Such an interesting piece of work!
Arthur H Clark was born in 1924, in Blandford Forum, in the county of Dorset, England. He migrated to Australia with his family in 1963 and became an Australian citizen in 1981. Arthur left school in 1938 when he was 14 years old and started an Engineering Apprenticeship.
He left this in September 1939 to volunteer for the merchant Navy. After demobilisation at the end of the war, he went back to the trade and worked in the Engineering Industry in the United Kingdom, the Middle East, Africa and Australia, until he retired in 1983 at the age of 59.
Arthur has 'dabbled' with the crafts of wood-turning and cabinet making from the age of thirteen. However, in rediscovering these craft skills in more recent times, he felt that he needed to work more creatively.
On retiring, Arthur decided to try his hand at wood carving and enrolled at the Bundaberg TAFE College for two season to learn the basic skills. He drifted away from traditional carving styles fairly quickly and started experimenting with 'freeform' wood sculpture.