Wood has always been part of my life. I was raised in a logging community in SW Oregon, learning about wood and the forest around me as I grew up. In the early 80’s I milled the timbers for the construction of our house from trees that grew where I built the house, NW of Portland, OR.
In 2011 I began woodturning, deriving much satisfaction from making simple, elegant forms. My association with artists over 40 years, first as a photographer for 25 years, and later as a craftsman, instilled an ardent respect for form and quality that I continually strive to achieve with my work. Over the last few years my turned pieces have evolved into a pallet for embellishment that often reflects my environmental experiences and love of nature. The evolution of each piece, as it begins to symbolize my conceptual image, is always captivating.