Ransford Naugler was born in 1953 in Camperdown, Lunenberg County, Nova Scotia and has lived there all of his life. He was the first of the three famous Naugler brothers to begin carving 19 years ago. His subject matter includes: bugs, bears, lobsters, " almost anything you can think of...". He also carves small and life-size human figures such as fisherman and birdwatchers. He paints pictures of nautical and farm scenes and paints their frames as well. Ransford has been visited by Her Excellency, Madame Adrienne Clarkson, Canada's past Governor General. He has attended the Nova Scotia Folk Art Festival, often selling out of his work in the first 15 minutes after the doors open! Ransford's work can also be found in the National Art Gallery, The DeBrisay Museum in Bridgewater, N.S. and in collections throughout North America, England, France Israel, Australia and other countries in Europe. He was featured in the National Film Board of Canada video "Folk Art Found Me,"; 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) and other television shows. He was featured in Canadian Geographic and in the December 2008 copy of American Style Magazine. Ransford is consistently busy with commissions.