Doreywood is the result of a long search for a form of artistic expression that is both stimulating and useful. The products, designs and processes have evolved over many years through the creative searchings of Bryan Reid, the artist. Each piece is hand carved and painted in Nova Scotia, Canada.
All of our carvings are made from pine and painted with outdoor stain. They make the perfect addition to any interior or exterior decor. Great for cottages, gardens, boat houses, living rooms and more! Shop our collections to find the perfect size and design for your space!
Bryan Reid, the artist behind the creation of Doreywood Decor, is a skilled carver and talented artist of different modalities. Bryan's fascination with art began in his late teens with his first of two trips to Europe. The exposure to the origins of western art in Greece, Italy and western Europe penetrated his soul and he began his journey as a painter.
An easel and canvas were never far away as he and his wife Kathy raised their four daughters in British Columbia. His studies and observations as an artist were strongly influenced by the works of Emily Carr, the Canadian Group of Seven, French Impressionism and Vincent van Gogh. Serveral years teaching on reserve in north and central B.C. introduced him to carving and, in particular, the magnificent designs of the Northwest coast First Nations.