Thank you for visiting my website. I would much rather visit with you in person about my sculpture work, but I realize we live in challenging times and a personal visit isn’t always possible. Many galleries and art festivals have closed or have been delayed, which is the economic lifeblood of most serious artisans. As a substitute, I will acquaint you with my background and why I have a passion for metalwork as a sculptor.
First off, I am a native Idahoan born and bred and am proud of it. My great-grandparents were some of the original pioneering ranch families settling near a small southeast Idaho community called Stirling. My early years were spent hunting and fishing with both sets of grandparents on the family ranch and in the Island Park, West Yellowstone, and Snake River drainages. Even up through my college years I would go spend time enjoying the great outdoors on the old original family homestead. My adventures growing up in Idaho allowed me to get up close and personal with the creatures of nature which became a large part of the art I do today. I was lucky to have grown up in Idaho, and those memories have never left me.
After completing college and graduate school, I entered the corporate work world, eventually becoming a senior-level executive with a Fortune 250 wood products company. My responsibilities took me all over the globe, where I had the opportunity to observe many cultures in some of the world’s most splendid environments. These experiences intensified my appreciation for the environment and the creatures who graciously inhabit nature.
Throughout my life I have practiced art in one form or another, beginning first with simple pencil drawings which I later refined (after a lot of practice) into pyro graphic panels (woodburning art). Later, after acquiring metalworking and finishing skills as a byproduct of a serious classic car restoration hobby, I began doing metal sculpture work as a hobby in the 1980s. At the time I entered and won metal sculpture competitions on a limited basis as work at the time had to come first.
I now am retired and can pursue my passion for sculpture full-time, putting my memories and experiences through my hands to create truly unique “one-of-a-kind” art forms. I hope you the buyer get as much pleasure and enjoyment from them as I did in creating them.
Thank you again for stopping by, and if you have any questions or comments, don’t hesitate to drop me a line or give me a call.
Every artist looks at his or her work through a unique prism..... Art is timeless and it releases creativity and provokes passion. My inspiration for sculpture can be found in each piece which is made utilizing a variety of skills including welding, shaping metal, metal etching and sketching. Each sculpture is different than any other. In my mind each one is special. I do not use methods of mass production. I am proud to put my name on each and every sculpture knowing that the purchaser is acquiring a work of art like no other.