Born and raised on the Prairies, this Saskatchewan artist has traveled from coast to coast to coast to have people, places, nature, and art echo in his furniture design. Woodwork and furniture making have been part of Arthur’s life since the early 1980’s.
Arthur believes furniture should move beyond utilitarian into the realm of functional art. He uses time-proven traditional woodworking techniques to create contemporary furniture forms. Like any artistic medium, Arthur wants his furniture to evoke an emotional response, unique to the viewer. The reaction may be a subtle stroke of the hand along the contour of a door or a memory of a time and a place the art has taken the imagination to.
In 2007, Arthur was honoured to be chosen as a Saskatchewan Arts Board juror, and in 2006, Arthur was selected as a Juror of Fine Craft for the Canada Council for the Arts.