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Art embellishes life.  Everyone deserves to enjoy original art in his or her home, office, and garden.  My goal is to create a wide variety of interesting and dramatic pieces that are available to patrons with a modest budget for artwork, and have fun while I’m doing it. 


I love working with all types of metal and creating art from reclaimed materials.  I see art in remnants and acquire materials from a variety of interesting and sometimes unusual places.   My work continually evolves and I enjoy exploring new techniques, processes, and materials.  My extensive travel throughout the world and particularly in South East Asia has been extremely influential in developing my own design style.  I am most influenced by Asian and Art Deco design.   My belief is that the two compliment each other and work well with many architectural styles. I also love Retro designs and patterns, cubism, and abstract art.


I’ve been fascinated with metal fabrication and construction since I was a teenager at Seattle’s Roosevelt High School in 1977.  I occasionally worked with metal for artistic and functional applications during a 21 Year career with the US Army.  After my retirement from service, I decided to pursue my lifelong passion for metal work. 


I attended the Welding Fabrication program at South Seattle Community College where I learned advanced welding techniques, layout, fabrication, and blacksmithing.  I have experimented and perfected a multitude of finishing processes; texture and polish, traditional patinas, heat patinas, and commercial coatings to use in my artwork. 


For the past 4 years I’ve had a wonderful time exploring and experimenting, sculpting, and completing numerous residential and commercial projects.


I always enjoy people’s reactions when they discover I was previously an Army Ranger and Army Special Forces soldier (Green Beret), it’s very rare for us to pursue art as a second career.  Even though my former fellow Soldiers and Commanders always knew I wasn’t the typical “SF Soldier” they are very surprised and tickled when I tell them what I’m doing and show them my work.