I am a self taught sculptor who works primarily in wood, stone and bronze. I've been carving for more then 30 years.
I am a subtractive sculptor, where I take away from a single block with hand tools, often leaving tool marks behind as a sort
of fingerprint. My preferences of wood are apple, cherry, butternut and walnut. These are hardwoods with very distinctive
grains and colors. Stone - marble, soapstone and alabaster. My style is a fusion of realism and neo-classicalism. This enables
the viewer to recognize the subject matter and at the same time allows me the freedom of self-expression. The basic goal in
each piece is to show motion in the subject matter. Whether it be a puffin standing on a rock, with it's head turned ninety
degrees, inquisitively looking at something that just startled it or a falcon a half second from flight. The sculpture's emotion
allows the viewer to recognize a bit of humanity in the subject matter portrayed. I have won more than one hundred ribbons,
Best of Show awards, prize money and have been featured on television - Doug Rafferty's "Doug's Discoveries", newspaper features,
Wildfowl Carving and Collecting Magazine Lake Living Magazine.