I make art for the joy of discovery and to share light with the world. Every time I enter my studio I feel a shift in consciousness and my motto is “I wonder what would happen if…” It is the most fun I know how to have and I am never happier than when I […]
Working with abstraction allows me to intuitively play with materials. Collage and fabric are integrated as if they are painted. Saturated colors and vintage ephemera become unexpected partners. I enjoy the spontaneity of it. I draw, sand, scrape, and rub into the substrate to expose fragments of found images transferred to the surface. It’s an […]
My passions are to paint both wildlife and landscapes. The endless nuances of color, light and shapes inspire my use of watercolors and colored pencils. Painting with Watercolor can sometimes be unpredictable but also expressive and rewarding. I am never quite sure how the merging wet colors will interact with each other. This unknown element […]
Glass and mixed media mosaic, sculptural lighting, cement sculpture, mixed metal wall pieces
In this ever-changing world, art is my method to find contentment and find peace. I love to create and continuously learn. It grounds me. I am passionate about color AND texture. This affinity compels me to combine pottery with glass and wood for diverse presentation. I crave and enjoy the challenge of engineering and employing […]
Gourds have naturally beautiful shapes and colors that I embellish using watercolors, ink and found objects. Most of my pieces are painted with images from nature – trees, nests, birds, lizards, etc. The finished sculptures are sealed with wax to become permanent 3-D paintings.
“Organic Forrestry Studio and Gallery, Artist’s Garret Gallery, Forrest Dweller Sculpture Garden” NATURE INSPIRED SCULPTURE and PAINTINGS “I was that kid you could always find turning over rocks in streams, looking for what wonders nature would disclose to me. This curiosity about the natural world led me to a serious life as scientist and organizational executive. […]
Hand-woven baskets, all different shapes and sizes.
My style evolved from my love of wood, curves, and soft edges. I have been a cabinetmaker for 43 years. I see beauty and movement in wood and let the material tell me where it wants to go. My art is all about the pieces used to create an image. I have always enjoyed drawing, […]
Drawing a line with ink is simple. Drawing a line with electricity is alive. This line moves on its own accord, leaving a creative trail in its path, and burns charred channels in the wood. High-voltage woodburning is a new method of passing electricity over the surface of wood to create branching patterns called Lichtenberg […]
My artist statement: I delight in the creative process. It gives me energy, frees my spirit. My role as an artist is to nurture the creative space within me. I invite viewers to explore my paintings, let their spirit dance or rest in my world of imagery, colors, and mood. In my subjects, I […]
I like to discover images in nature then through the use of intense color and light, and then identify the scenario that begins to open up and reveal itself. As an artist, I love to solve the mystery of how color works together. As images begin to coexist, an imaginary world unfolds which involve shapes […]
I have been a studio potter for over 50 years, and taught ceramics in academia for 33 years. I retired in 2018 after 24 years running the clay program at Tennessee Technological University’s Appalachian Center for Craft, a satellite campus of TTU and part of the School of Art, Craft, and Design. My wife Linda […]
What inspires me? Quite simply, it’s the people and places I’ve known in my life through living and travelling in various parts of our world. These many vivid experiences continuously influence and shape my work. Design. Quiet moments. Folklore. The art of other cultures. Nature itself. Perspective. Colors. Atmosphere. The play of light. The folds […]