In the mid 70's to the early 90's my trade name was G&G Hosfeld which stands for Gina and George Hosfeld. During those most productive years, my -then- husband and In the mid 70's to the early 90's my trade name was G&G Hosfeld which stands for Gina and George Hosfeld. During those most productive years, my -then- husband and I followed our passion for woodcarving, fraktur, and folk painting.
Both of us had our hand in the design and whittling of the pine wood sculptures, but all of the painting was mine. I have long since remarried and while my ex no longer carves, I have continued to create my whimsical folk art for collectors, friends and family.
Where once I whittled and oil painted for my livelihood, today I only produce about ten or so carvings and folk paintings a year. My latest work can be seen on my blog at
In closing I'd like to say that if you are fortunate enough to own one of those early pieces, hold fast to it. I still carve to this day and love the smell of the wood, the relaxing aura of my shop and the happiness I feel with the finished piece. I will continue my passion so long as health allows. Nice chatting with you! (Read more)