Excerpt from Anthony Hillman’s website www.hillmanart.com
I’ve been a full time decoy and bird carver for over twenty five years. During my school days I trained to be a commercial artist and did illustration work during those early years. Birds, especially waterfowl, shorebirds and herons have always been a special interest.
I have written and illustrated over twenty-five how-to books for carvers and artists. Most book stores carry several of my titles, but I can sign your copy personally when ordering here.
I published “FISH PAINTING”, a guide for carvers and artists, a few years ago. It is a full color how-to book on game-fish. I designed it to be easy to use while you work on your project. Dealer inquiries on this title are welcome.
While I have many books in print, I still carve and paint full time, and ship my carefully packed carvings on a regular basis. Feel free to place an order or commission a special carving. I can also help you find that special antique bird for your collection. Appraisals for one bird or many are done at a modest rate.
My specialty is carving traditional decoys. My White Cedar is carefully dried to make the finest hollow-bodied ducks, brant, and geese. All shorebirds are exquisitely painted to represent specific species in seasonal plumage’s. My herons and egrets are popular full-sized carvings and all have glass eyes of the finest quality. Miniatures are also available in sizes from 1″ and up. I’ve also been making fish decoys for several years (see my book!) and all are properly weighted. While there are several examples of my work on this site I am constantly adding to my inventory. E-mail or phone to check specifics.
217 East Shellbay Ave
Cape May Court House
New Jersey 08210