Burning Love

Joel Chapman’s wood-burned art

Pyrography has been around for a very long time – thousands of years, in fact. Traditionally, burning was used to decorate clay and leather. These days, Kalamazoo artist Joel Chapman takes the method to wood to create intricate art pieces. Call 269-910-4239 today to speak with the artist about his style and methods.

wood burning paintings Kalamazoo, MI

Sketch. Burn. Color. Repeat.

Do you want your very own wood-burned creation? Reach out to Joel today, and he’ll get started creating something you love. Send Joel a photo you want a wood burning of – the higher the resolution the better.

Once he has your photo, the Chapman’s Wood Burning Creations process looks like this:

  1. First, Joel will draw your creation with colored pencil.
  2. Then, he’ll burn it into the wood with a wood burning pen.
  3. Next, he’ll go over the burn with colored pencil and place a sealing coat on it.


Creating one piece usually takes at least a day. He can create a wood burning out of any photograph, as long as it’s in focus. Portraits go for $200, typically. Contact Chapman’s Wood Burning Creations to learn more about Joel’s process and pricing.

Request a Custom Creation!

  • At Chapmans Wood Burning Creations we love to create one of a kind, custom art work. Send in your request for our Artist to contact you and begin your custom piece today!