For over 25 years I've been carving wood. It's my canvas. Each piece is a unique challenge. I try to capture a simple object's personality, like a shirt, by giving it life, by giving it character.
By taking a simple block of wood and allowing it to begin to form and shape, while fighting the need to be perfect, is something I aspire to everyday. The process allows the piece to form its own character, by which no two pieces are ever the same.
I was raised with a pencil, brush or tool in my hand. Always on a path to be creative, to work with my hands. At times the path went in different directions, but ultimately landed me where I was supposed to be.
Airbrush & Acrylics
Carving, for me, started with an affinity for duck decoys in the 1980s. Meeting and learning from traditional wood carvers was the foundation I needed. And it grew for there.
Artists need a place to create. A space that speaks to them, a space that allows for thought and freedom.
I'm fortunate. My creative space is a 100 yr old barn nestled in the Historic District of Downtown McKinney, TX. It's only one of two unique structures still standing and it's my Workshop, Studio and Gallery.
Latest Custom Carving Commission
The Hand is Sycamore
The Base and Birds are Walnut