Bob Boomer

  • Winnowing Basket

    Manzanita Wood
    Turquoise Inlay


  • Winter Survival

    Manzanita Wood
    23.5″ H X 23″ W


  • Native Arts

    Manzanita Wood and Turqouise


  • Early Snow

    Manzanita Wood and Turqouise


  • Canyon Life

    Manzanita Wood and Turqouise


  • Fall Harvest

    Manzanita Wood and Turqouise


Artist’s Bio

Coming from a long line of woodworkers and fine cabinetmakers, Bob Boomer’s own love of working in wood sprouted at a young age. He recalls carving figures in this medium as early as age twelve. Boomer went on to earn a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Industrial Technology, with a focus on wood, from Fresno State University. He began a career in teaching, but eventually left his tenure to pursue a career as a professional Sculptor. Something Bob has been doing now for nearly 40 years.

Bob, and his Wife of fifty years Carol, have made their home in California’s Sierra Nevada Mountains, just south of Yosemite National Park. It’s here that he finds the exotic Manzanita and weathered Cedar that he predominately works in. Bob’s love of history, and respect for the Native American People are present in his portrayals. “I sculpt with the natural wood formations, rather than against them. This balance with nature is evident in the subject matter I create. The proud and noble Native American People stand in harmony with the natural elements that surround them.”

Over the years, Boomer has developed a signature style which sets him apart from that of others in this very competitive field.

Cheyenne Governor’s Show, Cheyenne WY
C.M. Russell, Great Falls Montana
Settlers West Miniature Show, Tuscon AZ

Feature Articles
Informart (Cover), Sept/2000
Art of the West, Nov/Dec 1993
Better Homes and Gardens Wood Magazine, Jan/1991
Southwest Art, Feb/1983
Gold Medal Artist Dan May Galleries, six consecutive years
Artist Choice Award 1992, Southwestern International Show, El Paso TX
Golden Feather Award 1993, AICA, San Dimas CA
Museum Purchases
San Dimas Western Art Show Museum Purchase, 1994
Greenhouse Museum Purchase, 2003
Basha Museum Purchase, 1997, 1999, 2003
Leaning Tree Museum Purchase, 2001
Cheyenne Old West Museum Purchase, 2003

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