Marty Dolphens discovered woodcarving 30 years ago and is still amazed every time he creates a piece of art from a block of wood. He has been teaching his art form for 25 years through weekly classes in the Omaha area, where he lives with his wife and family. He has taught workshops in Nebraska as well as North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Minnesota and Canada. Marty also enjoys promoting the art of carving.
Marty specializes in realistic human carvings and Santas and enjoys carving in basswood, butternut and cottonwood bark. His inspiration comes from reference materials such as historic pictures and books of Native Americans, mountain men and western genre.
Marty presently serves on the board of the Mid-America Woodcarvers. This clubs hosts the summers Doane Experience held in the last part of July.