I migrated to the Northwest from Northern California in the late 1960s, ending up on Whidbey Island where I live today with my wife Maryann. I began my creative endeavors in the 1970’s as a jeweler craftsman, working mainly with horseshoe nails. These early years cultivated my passion for metal work that has evolved into the signature copper and brass patina fine finishes that I work with today.
Each piece is crafted by hand, with much emphasis on the small details. I am a self-taught metal artist and have developed my own metal finishes. I have incorporated bronze, copper and brass into my work. I have recently started working with steel, copper, brass and aluminum rivets which has allowed me to start a new chapter in my art work. All my pieces are finished with a protective clear coat.
I owe much of my success to my wife, Maryann and my daughter, Kristen. Both are talented and accomplished musicians who have encouraged me to pursue my art.
By living on Whidbey Island I have developed a special bond with the creatures and history of the Northwest that is reflected in my work.
My shop is my home away from home. Loving my work, I make the trek of 50 yards each morning and return in the evening. The most coveted tools in my shop are my welder, plasma cutter, sketch pad and coffee pot. That coffee pot keeps me out of the house.
I believe that we all have a creative side no matter where our previous work has taken us. Life is about exploring and developing these talents. Please enjoy my art work and the other gallery artists as well and remember to always "Dream out Loud!"