Ric Eland


Ric, born in Racine, Wisconsin, lived the majority of his early years on the west coast. Later, he returned to Wisconsin working as an electrician and soon owned his own business. In 1985 he sold his business and moved to Brownfield, Maine. While making furniture in his spare time for his log home, he happened on a piece of scrap wood in the image of a duck. A God-given talent was discovered which has expanded into a truly creative and unique style in wood sculpture. Ric's work has developed into a form of interpretive wildlife art sculpture, offering the beauty of the natural wood grains along with the essence of the subject matter.

"God, through His grace, has given all of us special gifts and talents. It is our responsibility to use these gifts to bear fruit for His great purpose."

Matthew 25:14-30

As an infantryman in Viet Nam, Ric came to a very personal understanding of the value of life for all living creatures. As an artist, Ric feels very strongly that his work should reflect the need of mankind to interact with the natural environment and help to preserve wildlife in all forms. The tranquil environment surrounding his studio allows him to carve in the peace and harmony which are so important to his work. His greatest satisfaction is sharing the results of the gift God has given him and the hope that people enjoy his work as much as he enjoys sculpting each piece.

Ric is a member of the National Wildlife Federation and the National Audubon Society. He gives lectures and demonstrations on wildlife and endangered species.

Ric can be reached at:

Wilderness Studio and Gallery
Box 346
Brownfield, Maine 04010
(207) 935-2002
e-mail: eland@fairpoint.net

Ric's sculptures can be seen and purchased at:

Northport Landing Gallery
1330 Atlantic Highway (U.S. Rt.1)
Northport, Maine
(5 minutes south of Belfast)

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