About the Artist
Patrick Imai is a self-taught artist who has carved for more than 40 years. He initially carved in wood, whittling small figures and animals, then in the late 90’s he tried carving soapstone. He was captivated by the colour and texture of the finished soapstone and has since worked in serpentine, alabaster, selenite and marble. Patrick has a passion for carving bears seeking to capture movement and emotion in stone.
Patrick was featured on CTV Ottawa Regional Contact
Patrick shows his work in the the following galleries:
Gordon Harrison Canadian Landscape Gallery
495 Sussex Drive – Byward Market, Ottawa, Canada
Kanata Civic Art Gallery
2500 Campeau Dr, Kanata, Canada
He offers workshops at Barber Carving & Sculpture Inc. 1520 Logan Way K1B 3S9, Ottawa, Canada. To see workshop details go to Stone Carving Courses.