Pyrography Gallery - Floral Wood Burned Art

Floral pyrography that look so alive you can almost smell them!

I create the use of color with the use of tonal values, or gradient tones. I hear comments from people who cannot believe that my flowers are burned on wood.

Who would have ever thought a wood burning of flowers could be so beautiful and appear so lifelike. My pyrography floral designs are one of my best selling pieces because they are so real, you can almost smell the fragrance of the flowers.

I have always been a nature lover, and especially love the fragrance and beauty of flowers. Moving back to the Pacific Northwest has provided me with a wonderful opportunity to not only create lovely gardens in the yard with wonderful fragrances, but also to find wonderful flowers to photograph and use as reference for burnings and drawings. 

All of my floral pyrography pieces are done from flowers in my own garden or photos Alan or I have taken along the way! What fun to preserve the beauty in a wood burning that will last a life time.

Now living in New Mexico I have started my new garden. I am growing a variety of roses, iris, trumpet vine, rose of sharon and gourds (and yes, they have flowers too). I should have lots of new material for burning!

If you would like to purchase one of my original woodturnings or would like to discuss a commission, please contact me


Hummingbird cheeseboard.

"Hummingbird 'n Bloom"
14" Basswood Cheeseboard

This is a colorized version of a burning I did several years ago.  This was done on a cheeseboard made by Alan. I made many changes to the original design and added just a hint-a color. I used a photo of one of the hummingbirds from our backyard bird sanctuary and put it together with some of the vines hanging over our wall. Although we don't have an old beat up fence anymore, I used reference photos of old wooden fences and hinges and put them together to create this old fence. We have built a paradise for birds & butterflies in our yard complete with trumpet vines, butterfly bushes, rose of sharon & honeysuckle.



"Bearded Beauties"
12" Oval scalloped basswood plate

A collection of Iris from my garden (three different colored iris were used for this burning, from left to right: apricot, burgundy, yellow, so the tonal values are different in each iris).

This is a comment received by Lora Irish, a member of the Woodcarving Illustrated message board about this piece:

"Oh, Nedra, that takes my breath away! I love the ruffles on the open iris but it's the buds that really catch my eye. Iris buds are extremely complicated forms with the ruffled petals curled around themselves and the paper edges of the bud leaf ... absolutely perfect rendition!!!!  You have out done yourself this time, Good Lady!" - Susan

(Lora S. Irish - Nationally known artist and author)

1st Place - Floral Category - Expert Level

2007 Kitsap Woodcarvers, Bremerton, WA

2nd Place - Floral Category - Expert Level

2006 - Spokane Woodcarvers Show,  Spokane, WA

2006 - Northwest Woodcarvers, Puyallup, WA


Bearded Beauties pyrography of some of my favorite flowers, Iris.


Rhapsody Rose.


click here to see this piece framed

6" Basswood Plaque w/Beveled Edges

A tea rose from my garden in Washington. The rose name was Rhapsody and I thought the name was appropriate for this burning as well. I mounted the plaque on a burned wooden base and custom-made boxed wooden frame 123/4" square

Won 2nd Place - Expert Level (Floral)

2005 - Kitsap Woodcarvers Show

Bremerton, WA

Price: $500.00 custom framed

"Mother's Day II"
10" Basswood Plate

A rose from my first garden

2008 - 2nd Place Belen Art League show at Harvey House Museum, Belen, NM

2005 - Won 1st place

Spokane & Monroe, WA


Mothers Day Rose II Pyrography by Nedra Denison.

Pyrography - Mother's Day Rose.

"Mother's Day"
8" Basswood Plate

This is a miniature rose from my garden in Washington


"Valentine's Day Rose"
5" x 6" Basswood Box

This is another miniature rose from my garden

Has rose vine going around side of box. Lid slides to the left or right on a wooden peg.


view open box with flocking inside

Valentine Rose box. Valentine Rose box.

Pyrography - Say it with roses.

"Say It With Roses"
8" x 10" Italian Poplar

More roses from our you get the idea I like roses!


8" x 10" Italian Poplar

Click here to view this piece framed


Hummingbirds at my trumpet vine.

"Iris" original pyrography by Nedra Denison.

8" x 10" Italian Poplar

Yes, Iris from my garden!


5" x 12" Holly

this is a design I created while at a woodcarving show.

Price: $200.00

Sunflowers on Holly.

"Tropical Paradise" pyrography by Nedra Denison.

"Tropical Paradise"

This is one of the few pieces done from a Walnut Hollow pattern when I was learning how to woodburn.


"Mushroom Cheeseboard"
14" Basswood

This is an original design done on a handmade basswood cheeseboard made by Alan.


Mushroom Cheeseboard pyrography on basswood.