Bradford Naugler was born on January 10, 1948 in Camperdown, Lunenberg County, Nova Scotia. His first job as a teenager was working in the woods. He has been employed as a house painter and a labourer. He began carving and painting folk art in 1989. His subject matter includes: bears, fox, oxen, mermaids, peacocks, roosters and seagulls. He also carves small and life-size human figures such as farmers and fisherman. He is well-known for his life-size carvings of the ten Fathers of Confederation which were commissioned by the Confederation Gallery in Prince Edward Island. His 6 foot carved "Black Bear" was donated to the Canadiana Fund and is located at the official residence in Ottawa. In the summer of 2000, Bradford was visited by Her Excellency, Madame Adrienne Clarkson and His Excellency John Ralston Saul. The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia purchased Bradford's life sized carvings of The Obama Family and this year, the Royal Couple, Kate and William. * Bradford's work can also be found in The DeBrisay Museum in Bridgewater, N.S. and in collections throughout North America and Europe. He was featured in the National Film Board of Canada video "Folk Art Found Me," the T.V. show "Harrowsmith Country Life,"*and the books; Studio Rally, Art and Craft of Nova Scotia(1995); A Joyous Vision (1995); Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, A Life of Its Own (1997); Blake McKendry, An Illustrated Companion to Canadian Folk Art (1999) *Bradford's creations are made from pine logs roughed out with a chain saw. They are refined with chisels and crooked knives.