Kentucky Tourism

Ridley, Doug & Mary — Art in Wood

Paducah, KY


carved Santas

Art in Wood is the combined effort of husband and wife team Doug and Mary Ridley. Doug is the sculptor of song birds, birds of prey, fish, deer, cowboys, and American Indians. However, his favorites to carve are his Santas done in various woods and a variety of sizes and shapes. Mary finished his creations with acrylic and oil paints.


The Ridley’s, who recently celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary, have been in business for more than 30 years.  Their work is owned by collectors in every state of the Union as well as several foreign countries.


The Ridley’s wood carvings can be found at Kentucky Artisan Center in Berea; and the National Quilt Museum, Paducah, KY.