This is a catalog of the varied disciplines I am working in. Ranging from original artworks on panel and canvas. To sculpted re-workings of often discarded and repurposed existing works in ceramics and clay. My woodworking ranges from abstract creations to utilitarian furniture items such as benches and whimsical birdhouses to "little free libraries." I have come up through the sign industry and I occasionally dabble within that genre from time to time. Producing a great many hand painted signs for the local organic farm and the occasional commission.
These images are only a small representation of the works of Acrylics, gouache and watercolour. As well as pen and ink and Sharpie. Some are on canvas, some on canvas board. But the large majority are executed on heavy paper. Works range in size from 8"x5" to larger works 24"x36".
Working with wood goes back generations in my family. My grandpa, passed it to his three eldest. My father the second oldest, raised me to take up the mantle, the reverence and love for craftsmanship were inherited intact. The lessons and time spent wether in the wood shop or the job site finished the apprenticeship. Even then the application of the concept to paper with thick carpenters pencils honed my true passion. Drawing.
The pieces that I build, and have built. While applying the skills and understanding passed down by craftsman, more and more seem to take on the touch of an artist. Oddities. Truly mismatched, combination of styles and periods. With a sincere nod to the collected works of Eric Sloane.
It seems I've been in or around the sign business since high school. My first job after graduation was with a friends family business who made lettering and signage for grocery stores and other retail markets. From vinyl to hand painted, I have done them all; small to near billboard size advertising. From concept to design to fabrication.