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.
|Black Walnut Woodspirit with pipe