About Wood Carving Author Betty Padden
Best Selling Author
Known for both her storytelling and woodcarving skills, Betty Padden brings magical celebration of nature alive in her holiday collections.
Betty Padden has been a professional wood carver for more than 35 years. She is the author of three books—Lettering & Sign Carving Workbook, Carving & Painting Christmas Ornaments, and Carving and Painting Noah’s Ark—and is a regular contributor to Woodcarving Illustrated magazine.
Located in Auburn, Massachusetts, she and her husband Bob collaborated to make hand-carved signs for businesses around the country. Betty has been perfecting her fine art wood-carving skills since 1970. She credits her uncle Carl’s mischievousness and love of nature as inspiration for her Santa Carl’s Tree Company woodcarvings, a community of elves that live in and around Christmas tree farms.
Carving & Painting Noah’s Ark
Easy-Build Ark Plans Plus Step-by-Step Instructions & Patterns for Classic Animals