Michele Parsons started Parsons Wood Artistry after a lengthy and successful career in the corporate world. Michele earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Western Carolina University. She graduated Magna Cum Laude with a concentration in Graphic Design and Biology. She then worked over the next 31 years for the healthcare and IT training industries as a Graphic Designer, Art Director, and Director of Content Development. 

During the last eight years, Michele has increased her knowledge and skill for wood artistry by training under the following experts:
  • Fred Cogelow (Several times Best in Show winner at the International Woodcarving Congress)
  • Tom Wolfe (Author of several woodcarving books)
  • Desiree Hajny (Author of several woodcarving books, Woodcarving Illustrated's Woodcarver of the Year recipient)

Michele is very active in local woodcarving and participates in the following organizations:


Michele participated in an historic pyrography show, Twentieth Century Pyrography Exhibition, at the Andrews Art Museum, in Andrews, NC. To see the promotional video, click here. To see an article about the show, click here.



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