I am a 1972 graduate of High Point College- way before it became what it is today. Along my life path, I’ve been a commercial fisherman, building contractor, realtor, school teacher, and for 26 years, the Residential Carpentry Instructor at FCI Butner. I became a full-time artist/craftsman upon retirement and moving to St. Pete, Florida almost ten years ago. There, my wife and I sold our pieces in several shops and galleries in St. Pete Beach and Gulfport.
Upon return to NC, we landed in High Point, and have loved it here for almost two years. I work part time mornings with Justin Stabb at Stabb Designs, here in town. My wife Bobby stays busy playing in her art studio, and hanging out with our rescue fur-child, George. I continue to have the need to “create things of wood” in my backyard workshop in my off-time.
I watched a lot of Captain Kangaroo Show growing up, and one of the stories he read inspires me in my work today: “Simple Pictures are Best”. My goal is to create works that are simple in design, organic in nature, and allow the beauty of wood to shine through and warm a space. Each of my pieces is unique and one-of-a-kind. Most are made of wood I sourced in South Florida through an urban lumber firm that “rescues” dead or dying trees from landfills. Each piece of wood eventually will tell me what it wants to be and may be combined with local NC oak, walnut, or maple.