As a young man, Thoreau’s philosophy of a simple life greatly influenced me. That’s why I work out of the home I designed and built myself deep in the woodlands of western Pennsylvania. Since 1987, it is here in my home studio that I create, carve, paint and mount my birds. I bring an attention to detail and a keen sense of observation to every piece that I create. I select and sculpt each piece of driftwood to reflect the attitude and likeness of each bird.
I love what I do. I am blessed that my livelihood is to carve and paint birds as a full-time artist.
I hope to share my vision with you–that nature continues to delight, inspire and sustain me. Beauty is all around us. It is this passion, this purity of focus that breathes life into my birds.