RESUME

After a 42 year career as a Civil Engineer, I am now enjoying the creative freedom of working as a full time studio artist. Through my lifelong love of wood I have evolved from a carpenter, to a cabnet maker, to a wood turner and finally to a sculptor. I am always looking for a unique piece of wood that will allow my to develop an interesting design for a scuplture. My goal as an artist is to combine the circular form, fair curves and drama with the character and natural beauty of a piece of wood, to create a sculpture highlighting natural edges and negative space to create an individual unique sculpture.

I am always looking at sculpture in other media for inspiration. After seeing the work of Jesus Morales, a stone sculptor, I was inspired to invistigate the wheel form. My first wheel included a scorched sphere representing a meteorite that penetrated the center of the form. That piece was entitled "Evolution of the Wheel". Little did I know at the time that this would be the start of a series exploring the wheel form.

I am looking forward to being able to devote all of my energies to creating sculpture.

Education:

Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, Valparaiso University
The Glassell School of Art, The Museum of Fine Art, Houston

Juried Art Shows:

2009 Turning to the Future: a Fresh Look at Wood Art, American Association of Woodturners, Special Exhibitions Committee, Grovewood Gallery, Asheville, NC - jurors Annie Carlano, Director of Craft Design, The Mint Museum: Arthur Mason, collector: Gretchen Keyworth, Director of the Fuller Craft Museum: Brent Skidmore, Director of the University of North Carolina, Saheville Craft Campus and Sherry Masters, Grovewood Gallery.

Texas Turned, Houston Center for Contemporany Craft, Houston, TX, - juror Gwynne Rukenbrod, Curator of Fine Craft HCCC.

2006 Step Up To The Plate, The American Association of Woodturners, Louisville Sluger Museum, Lousiville, Ky - jurors: Arturo Alonzo Sandoval, Merryll Saylam and Alan Stirt.

2005 reTurn to the Land of Oz, The American Association of Woodturners, Overland Park KS - jurors: Craig Nutt and Binh Pho.

Inovative Perspectives in Turning, The Lynn Tender Bignell Gallery, Brookfield Craft Center, Brookfield, Conn - Juror: Albert LeCoff, Executive Director, Wood Turning Center.

Inovative Perspectives in Turning, The Wood Turning Center, Philadelphia, PA - Juror: Albert LeCoff, Executive Director, Wood Turning Center.

2004 Tree of Life Exhibit, The Wood Turning Center, Philadelphia, PA - Juror: Albert LeCoff, Executive Director, Wood Turning Center.

500 Wood Bowls, Lark Books - Jurors: Ray Leier, Jan Peters of del Mano Gallery and Kevin Wallace.

Craft Houston 2004: Texas, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Houston, TX - Juror: Lawrence Riner, Curator Whitney Museum of American Craft.

2003 Craft Houston 2003: National, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Houston, TX - Juror: Loyd Herman founding Director Renwick Gallery.

2001 National Open Exhibit, Long Beach Arts, Long Beach, California - Juror Jen Grey, Professor CSULB.

1998 Open Show, Art League of Houston, Houston,Texas, Juror Bert Long 1998 Texas Artist of the Year.

Third Biennial AAW Chapters Exhibition, Akron, Ohio.

93rd National-Open Competion, Long Beach Arts, Long Beach, California - Juror Anne B. Ayres Curator, Director of Exhibitions, Otis College of Art and Design.

Materials + Form 5, Art League of Houston, Houston,Texas - Jurors Mary Rodgers and Rodger Detheridge.

1997 The Art of Craft, Long Beach Arts, Long Beach, California - Juror Adrian Saxe, Professor of Art UCLA.

Current Gallery Representation:
American Art Company, Tacoma, WA
Asher Gallery, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Houston, TX
Mary Martin Gallery, Charleston, SC
Morton Street Gallery, Richmond, TX
Museum Store, Wood Turning Center, Philiadelphia, PA