The Woodworker

The Woodworker © 1996 Ann James Massey
12in x 10.5in | 30.5cm x 26.5cm
Black wax pencil on bristol paper
The Woodworker © 1996 Ann James Massey

12in x 9.5in | 30.5cm x 26.5cm
Black wax pencil on bristol paper
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Available for Purchase

Original Wax Pencil Drawing (serious inquiries only) $8,500.00


Fred & Imogen James purchased from the retrospective From Here to There from the Winges & Wyler Galleries 1996
Artist inherited from the Estate of Imogen Moore James 2018


The Frank C. Wright Jr. Medal of Honor in Pastel and Graphics
The American Artists Professional League 78th National Exhibition, New York, NY
The Nora Roth Memorial Award
Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club 122nd Annual Open Exhibition, New York, NY
The People’s Choice Award
The United Kingdom Coloured Pencil Society Annual Int’l. Exh. 2005, The Stable Gallery, Kington, Herefordshire, UK

Reproduced in

UKCPS 2012 Calendar


Strokes of Genius 2, North Light Books
Dixonary (monograph book on designer Tom Dixon), Violette Editions
Colored Pencil Society of America Signature Showcase,
CraneDance Publications

Behind the drawing

In 1983, I was in an Oklahoma hotel room, relaxing after a long day at the art fair where I was exhibiting my work.  On TV, I saw an ad for Silver Dollar City, an arts and crafts theme park in Missouri.  Intrigued by the images on the screen, I decided to take a detour after the end of the show.

The Woodworker is based on one of the artisans in Silver Dollar City, though he would never recognize himself for the deliberate artistic changes I’ve made. 

This piece is ultimately a tribute to my father who found pleasure in working with wood.  He even prepared the mahogany boards I use in painting. 

For more background on Ann’s father please go to Behind the Art on the In Memoriam painting in the Miniatures Gallery.

Craftsman in Silver Dollar City
Photo ©1983 Ann James Massey