Email
Password
Learn more!

C.W. / Chuck Hooper

Bio
C W Hooper-Sculptor MY BIOGRAPHY ...... By C W Hooper...... I was raised by my mother Margaret Hooper, her maiden name is Rockwell . She believed she was a distant relative to Norman Rockwell . Which made sense to me, Rockwell himself, looked like a family member . I grew up in Bangor Maine were I was born in October of 1958 .I was the second of four boys born to my parents ... I always did a lot of drawing as a child and felt deep inside that I was an artist. But I never did well in art class and I always seemed to be on board with what they were doing . So board, I failed the class time after time . At eighteen,I became a Dad and my son Chuck was born, I married my High School Sweetheart,Terri, and moved to Florida a week later. I was twenty one when we made our way to Pinellas County in the Tampa Bay area, that was in 1979 .This is were I created two sculptures for Author Stephen King and sent them to him as gifts . They were two coffins sculpted from two blocks of wood . One had a mummy in it and the other had a living dead guy in it. He was starting to rise up .Stephen King loved them and kept them in his office in Bangor Maine . He sent me photo's of him in his office with the two coffins . And that was in 1996 . At this time a good friend gave me a piece of Brazilian Soapstone and said I should try sculpting in stone !! I developed my own techniques for sculpting paint and finishing the Soapstone .......... I had eight hundred lbs of the stone imported from Brazil !! It was such a treat to work with . After a year and a half the gallery closed and I moved on from gallery to gallery trying to get something going and getting riped off at every turn , that frustrated me so much I stopped showing and just concentrated on sculpting and filled my house with sculptures from 1" to 5" tall . Nine years went by with out even trying to sell my art . I thought I would rather keep it then get ripped off doing consignment in galleries . I had lost over twenty pieces to dis

Profile Summary:
Wood Sculpting Lessons / Sculptor Saint Augustine, FL
Clay Sculpting lessons / Sculptor Saint Augustine, FL
Soapstone Sculptor / Soapstone sculpting lessons Saint Augustine, FL
Photographer / Portrait studio for rent $35.00 hr Saint Augustine, FL
More About Me
I also got an email from Author ,Lisa Rogak, she was just finishing up a biography on Stephen King . Lisa Rogak found the photo's of Stephen King with my sculptures on my web page and asked for permission to use them in the bio . The photos were taken in his office . The bio was released on January 6 2009 The bio is called " HAUNTED HEART THE LIFE AND TIMES OF STEPHEN KING " Now I have sculpted the third coffin of the series,which I have donated to ArtBreakers; Artist in a fight against cancer,
Work Experience:
I have 25 years of sculpting experience
and selling my work ....
I am also a photographer and I am starting a glass and stone etching business....
Education:
Self taught sculptor and photographer ....
Organizations / Affilations:
C.W. / Chuck Hooper is located in Saint Augustine, FL and has the following skills: Wood Sculpting Lessons / Sculptor, Clay Sculpting lessons / Sculptor, Soapstone Sculptor / Soapstone sculpting lessons, Photographer / Portrait studio for rent $35.00 hr
Art / Creative
Similar Skillwho Members
My Skills

Wood Sculpting Lessons / Sculptor

Category: Art / Creative
Description
Wood carving lessons / Wood sculpting lessons... I carve santas,angels , wizards ,castles , lighthouses and much more..... WOOD , SOAPSTONE AND CLAY SCULPTING LESSONS ..........
I am an artist that works at home , I will be holding weekday and evening and maybe Saturday mornings classes that will last 2-4 hours at a time in my studios ,with up to 4 students in a class ... The wood and clay classes will be $10.00 an hour and the Soapstone classes will be $15.00 an hour . If your planning a visit to the St Augustine Fl area and are interested please contact me ...........904-797-5779
Relevant Education / Credentials
I am self taught I 've been carving and selling my art for 25 years
Years Experience: 25

Clay Sculpting lessons / Sculptor

Category: Art / Creative
Description
WOOD , SOAPSTONE AND CLAY SCULPTING LESSONS ..........
I am an artist that works at home , I will be holding weekday and evening and Saturday mornings classes that will last 2-4 hours at a time in my studios ,with up to 4 students in a class ... The wood and clay classes will be $10.00 an hour and the Soapstone classes will be $15.00 an hour . If your planning a visit to the St Augustine Fl area and are interested please contact me ...........
Relevant Education / Credentials
Self taught sculptor / photographer
Years Experience: 25

Soapstone Sculptor / Soapstone sculpting lessons

Category: Art / Creative
Description
I am an artist that works at home , I will be holding weekday and evening and Saturday mornings classes that will last 2-4 hours at a time in my studios ,with up to 4 students in a class ... The wood and clay classes will be $10.00 an hour and the Soapstone classes will be $15.00 an hour . If your planning a visit to the St Augustine Fl area and are interested please contact me
Soapstone Sculptor , Soapstone sculpting lessons , lighthouses , faces ,castles , people ,hands , stone sculptures,
Relevant Education / Credentials
Self taught Wood ,Soapstone , Alabaster and Clay Sculptor / Photographer
Years Experience: 25

Photographer / Portrait studio for rent $35.00 hr

Category: Art / Creative
Description
Rent my portrait studio for $35.00 an hour ... you pic the backdrop and bring your camera , I have baby posers you bring the props... I'll take your photos for $50.00 an hour you get all pics on CD... Discount printing service...
Relevant Education / Credentials
Years Experience: 1