About the Artist
My first degree was in art, followed shortly by becoming a CPA. I also received my master’s in accounting and reporting/finance from Northwestern. By that time, I was thoroughly entrenched in corporate and didn’t have much time for art, but thought of it constantly. A chance encounter with someone from my past led me to “check and see” whether or not I still had the eye-hand coordination to sculpt. All it took was that one piece for me to start making plans to move to the country and go back to art full-time! My life is much simpler, much more stress-free, filled with happiness and peopled by my vivid imagination… and close friends, of course. If I lived to be 300 years old, I wouldn’t have enough time to bring to life everything I see in my mind or learn everything O want to know.
Stone, wood, metal and occasionally cold cast bronze
Marine, fantasy figures and creatures, folkart, custom rootcanes
I’ve had a love of nature my whole life but am particularly fascinated by marine creatures and the little beings in nature. As a child, I had no problem imagining a hidden world within our world populated by the creatures and figures of fantasy. All of this I attempt to bring to life in my sculptures of oceanic and fantasy creatures and figures, as well as folkart in the form of Christmas ornaments, spoons and similar items plus carved rootcanes. My work reflects my vivid imagination. Each sculpture (and some folkart) tells its story as it slowly emerges from its medium and that story is presented here, offering a look into how a piece came into being. I’m currently fascinated with the possibilities afforded by various media, particularly stone and coldcast bronze. Carving rootcanes arose from a need to use a cane myself and a dislike for regular orthopedic devices. Each rootcane attempts to reflect the interest of the user.