Award winning Wood Artist and Carver

Don Bastian

Unique live edge tables, doors, furniture, master carvings and sculptures all created by hand, one at a time.

Don Bastian Telegraph Cove Art Gallery

Hailing from Pincher Creek, Alberta, Don Bastian spent childhood summers on the West Coast, where he became captivated by its' beauty and dreamed of relocating to its' shores.

For Don, the West Coast had it all, the mystic of his beloved mountains, the ever changing coast lines, driftwood treasures delivered daily from the sea and the largest trees in the world to inspire his love of art and woodwork.

Don Bastian on the beach looking at driftwood piece
Don Bastian on the Beach
with a driftwood and chain piece

Giving into his love of the West Coast Don now resides on Vancouver Island, in British Columbia Canada. With a background from the Alberta College of Art, it was natural for Don to mix his carpentry skills, experience as a retail display carpenter for the Hudson Bay Company, with his love of art.

Don Bastian and Wife Denise at West Coast Wood Designs

For several years Don and his wife Denise owned and operated the fabled West Coast Wood Designs Gallery in Sidney, B.C.

Don became known as "That Wood Guy in Sidney"

They have since relocated to Telegraph Cove, on the Northern tip of Vancouver Island, building and opening

the Telegraph Cove Art Gallery. 

Don also showcases his carvings in Art Galleries, Art Shows, Special Events and Retail outlets. 

Don Bastian Carvings in Peninsula Art Gallery Sidney

While serving on the Sooke Fine Art Show Board, Don developed an outline and spearheaded a program to bring artist demos and presentations into local high schools. Don has given presentations and demonstrations for several classrooms, art associations and non-profit organizations.

Carving Demo: Whimsical Wine Box Feather 


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