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 or a hat, by giving it life, by giving it character.
I take a simple block of wood and allow it to begin to form and shape, while fighting the need to be perfect. This 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.