Fine Woodcarving and Sculpture
The Basket Catch

Bas Relief + Hand Carved Panels by Maine Woodcarver John Bryan

Bas-relief, bas-relief door panel, bas-relief hearth panel, bas-relief wall panel, birds, dogs, fish, portrait

Bas-reliefs are a classic canvas for a woodcarver. Most of the prominent pieces in this collection came to be through a collaborative process with clients to create uncompromised results for their unique situations. Typically lifestyle passions and local environs dominate subjectively.

What would you choose to espouse in a bas-relief that would best reflect you and your legacy?

Meeting At The Museum

Meeting At The Museum

Commissioned for the National Sporting Library & Museum in Middleburg Virginia.

53" x 53" x 2" 

Cherry 2013

The Hunter

The Hunter

Commissioned entryway carving.

36" x 34" x 1 1/2"

Cherry. 2003

Texas Streamside

Texas Streamside

Commissioned hearth panel.

21" x 36" x 3"

Cherry. 2007  

Where Land & Water Meet

Where Land & Water Meet

Commissioned hearth panel

40" x 39" x 1 5/8"

Cherry. 2012

Down From The Mountain

Down From The Mountain

Commissioned memorial panel

30" x 40" x 1 1/2"

Black walnut. 2008

Fox Hunter's Still Life

Fox Hunter's Still Life

Commissioned wall piece

28" x 21" x 1 1/4"

Black walnut. 2010

Fresh Herring

Fresh Herring

Commissioned hearth panel.

21" x 35" x 3"

Cherry. 2002

Fresh Herring in situ

Fresh Herring in situ

Installed hearth panel in coastal Maine home

Permit Schooling

Permit Schooling

Commissioned pocket doors.

50" x 85" x 1  1/4".

Cherry. 2001

Brookie With No-hackle

Brookie With No-hackle

Brook trout wall piece. Edition of 5. (sold out)

15" x 15 1/2" x 2"

Cherry. 1990

King Ranch Quail

King Ranch Quail

Commissioned wall piece.

40" x 23" x 3"

Cherry. 2002

Centinela

Centinela

Bob-white Quail & Prickly Pear Cactus

20" x 14" x 3"

Cherry. 2006

Flight Birds

Flight Birds

American Woodcock & Sumac wall piece.

26" x 23" x 1 1/2"

Cherry. 2007

Hung Up

Hung Up

Bob-white Quail & Mesquite wall piece.

20" x 14" x 3"

Cherry. 2003

Riversouth

Riversouth

Commissioned plantation hearth panel.

49" x 43" x 2 1/4"

Cherry. 2008

Heavyweights

Heavyweights

Sparring bison & the Tetons

22" x 34" x 2" 

Black walnut. 2003

Five Hummingbirds

Five Hummingbirds

Wall relief.

20" x 14" x 1 1/4"

Black walnut. 2014

Bud Purdy

Bud Purdy

Commissioned memorial piece.

20" x 11" x 2"

Swiss Pearwood. 2014

Farming in Maine

Farming in Maine

Commissioned panel for Portland Public Market.

48" x 48" x 3"

Cherry. 1997

Tumblehome

Tumblehome

Yacht bulkhead panel

24" x 24" x 2"

Black walnut. 1993