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Had a fun opening night at the @hockaday

   I grew up in the beauty of Colorado, the breath taking rugged mountains and wildlife served as a peaceful and inspirational backdrop. From an early age I acquired a love for art especially drawing.  Soon after high school I took my work to various art shows across the west, and the journey of the life of an artist began. My career took flight with my illustrations graphic work and t shirt designs.


    Since moving to Montana, I've had the pleasure to work with Jack Hanna who featured my wildlife drawings at numerous benefits. 


     I've always been fascinated with sculpture and always yearned to make a 3 dimensional piece. The "aha" moment struck me while walking the shores of Flathead Lake. I nearly stumbled over a half buried root that happened to look exactly like a horse head profile. This ignited my imagination and I quickly gathered more driftwood. I took the pieces back to my studio and slowly Rain Maker came to life. I was hooked! One sculpture led to another and I've found the possibilities with this medium are unending. I absolutely love working in 3 dimensional space whether it is an animal sculpture or a functional piece of furniture.


      To add a dash of interest I search for old automobile parts, hoods, fenders form the 1950s and 60's. These are then cut into various shapes and added to each sculpture for strength and interest.


       When on the beaches of the lake I am fascinated with every earthy polished piece of wood and have often wondered about its journey from the rivers to this lake and finally into my hands. The positive reaction that viewers share assures me that this is the vain I should continue and contribute my vision. Somehow the connection between the driftwood and the by gone era of these mighty automobiles evokes a feeling of wonder and remembrance in us all.


      This is why I keep creating and following this passion I so deeply love.

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