Haliburton School of The ArtsBruce Lepper came to carving wildfowl in 1986, after a career as an advertising art director and graphic designer. Since he began competing in 1987, he has won numerous ribbons including many Best of Shows in Canada and the US. In 2003 he placed second in World Decorative Miniature Wildfowl, and Best in Masters Decorative Life-size Wildfowl at the Ward World Championship in Ocean City, Md. In April 2010 he won the John Scheeler Memorial Award which is the highest award in wild fowl carving, referred to as Best in World. He is a respected judge and teacher of bird carving and has work in many collections in Canada and the US. He shows his work annually at the prestigious Waterfowl Festival in Easton, Maryland.