William D. Roach
Folk Artist

William D. Roach

French Acadian born and raised in Cheticamp, Nova Scotia. William is completely self-taught and has been very interested and involved in art since early childhood. William was employed in a wide variety of occupations before becoming a full lime wood carver including carpentry, truck driver, press operator, forklift operator and many more. For many years William did his artwork and gave it away. He began making his living carving full time in 1988. So for the last 15 years he has been making his living from carving, painting and painting furniture.

Many pieces of his work are very colorful and whimsical; all of his carvings are made of pine and painted. A number of pieces are commissioned and the rest is left up to his creative imagination. He has work worldwide, some has gone as far as Switzerland.

You can find William at his studio on the Cabot Trail in Cheticamp, Nova Scotia, where his work is shown  at the Sunset Art Gallery, owned and operated by his wife Linda Roach. Some of his work can also be seen at Gallery shop in Halifax at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Jennifer’s of Nova Scotia in Halifax, Waters Edge in Baddeck and The Lyghtsome Gallery in Antigonish.

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 584
Cheticamp, Nova Scotia


Physical Address:
15856 Cabot Trail
Cheticamp, Nova Scotia
B0E 1H0

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