About The Orellanas

Osvaldo was only 6 years old when he first carved faces on the ends of broomsticks.It was obvious wood and carving came naturally to him. Born and raised in Rancagua, Chile, Osvaldo came to love and appreciate everything outdoors, spending considerable time on his uncle’s ranch in the Andes. His adoration of the great outdoors along with a love for horses and western cinema, can be seen on some of his finest pieces.
Also a talented painter and sketch artist, Osvaldo attended Valparaiso Catholic University in Chile where he studied architecture. After literally traveling the world and absorbing countless arts and cultures, he came to call Mexico his home for 7 years.
Soon after emigrating to the United States, Osvaldo had a chance encounter with Rick Dees, a popular DJ on KIIS fm in Los Angeles, who instantly liked his work and invited him on his show. This great publicity led to an association with the California Carvers Guild in the beautiful artist town of Cambria, where he won “Best of the Best” three years in a row. He has exhibited at various shows in California and continues to complete sculptures on commission while finishing his collection for exhibit.
Art lovers from several US States, Mexico, Chile, and Canada have collected his extraordinary intricate works of wood sculptures. Some of Osvaldo’s impressive pieces include adult size rocking horses and motorcycle, crucifixes, lighthouses, as well as a beautiful collection of various animal and the American Wild West themes. Osvaldo’s recent works are commissioned rocking chairs that must be seen in person to truly appreciate his expert craftsmanship.

 

Osvaldo’s son Michael, was born in Los Angeles and raised in Claremont, California. He started to show his artistic skills in shop classes in middle school. His father was very impressed when he brought home a clay mama pig milking her babies. He continued practicing with clay, making futuristic masks, until he started showing interest in wood carving. Little by little he started to help his father on major wood sculptures. They consider themselves a perfect team.

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