The artist is Tom Richie He's a wood carver....and someone alive due to a heart transplant. He took up carving in the "bad days" before his new heart became available, and still keeps very busy now. His house is an amazing collection of his art, and Tom graciously permitted me to take pictures of some of his carvings. (the rooster isn't his, and as I recall, the paintings aren't his either.) The artistic arrangement of the pieces was as wonderful as the carvings themselves.
This is the point at which I wish I had won the lottery, and could have bought many of these.
What I wasn't able to get was pictures of his bird feeder, alive with several different species of woodpeckers and various songbirds.
What an amazing place to live.
After some wonderful conversation with Mr. Richie, we left, but I hope we will be back one day.