Following are the projects I am working on and events I am involved in. Thank you for visiting my website.

Creative Capital Workshop

Grateful to the Arts and Science council for the opportunity they gave me to attend this wonderful Strategic Planning workshop taught by Creative Capital teachers, Colleen Keegan, Aaron Landsman and Dread Scott.

 

 

The Big Reveal at Ciel Gallery

I finally had the chance to see patrons reactions when they received their carvings as part of their investment into the Community Supported Art program. I won this grant that called for the production of 50 pieces. It was a great experience. I am very thankful to the arts council and patrons for all of their support.

  

 

 

 

The Spanish Torero

Finally finished this piece. As you know, I create fantasy themes that have a little dose of reality and a pinch of humor. I try not to carve what people expect but rather give another, funnier, perspective. In this case, this torero spent more time in the kitchen rather than in the arena.  Little did he know that once out there, his courage to fight would be challenged, not by the bull, but by a little mouse no taller than his knees. Either way, they should both combine forces since neither one alone is bound to win.

He was carved in basswood and painted with acrylics. Measurements are 16.5 long x 10.5 high x 10.5 deep.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My Big Billboard is Up in Charlotte, NC

It is located on I-85 left side as you enter exit 32 towards the Charlotte Douglas Airport. It is totally amazing. Love it!  This was sponsored by Adams Outdoors Advertisement and ArtPopStreetGallery. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Digital Screens at the Charlotte Int’l Airport

The image I submitted of my work, to ArtPop, is now displaying on the big digital screens at Charlotte Douglas Int’l Airport in gates A,B,C and D for the month of January. I am one of the winners of this program created by Wendy Hickey, creator of ArtPopStreetGallery Thank you to ArtPopCLT, Knight Foundation, Adams Outdoor Advertising of Charlotte NC, Charlotte Airport, ASC, and Charlotte Center City Partners.

 

 

 

 

Digital Screens at Ballantyne Village

The image I submitted of my work, to ArtPop, is now displaying on the big digital screen at Ballantyne Village in Charlotte, NC. I am one of the winners of this program created by Wendy Hickey, creator of ArtPopStreetGallery Thank you to ArtPopCLT, Knight Foundation, Adams Outdoor Advertising of Charlotte NC, Awedience Media, ASC, and Charlotte Center City Partners.

 

 

 

 

ArtFields 2018 

I got selected, via juried competition, to the part of this wonderful event. ArtFields started in 2013 with a simple goal: honor the artists of the Southeast with a week’s worth of celebration and competition in the heart of a traditional Southern small town. With more than $120,000 up for grabs — and awarded based upon the input of every visitor to ArtFields and a panel of judges made up of acclaimed artists and educators, the competition offers life-changing cash prizes to artists across all media who live in 12 Southeastern states.

More than 400 masterpieces will be displayed in locally-owned venues, from renovated circa 1920s warehouses and Smithsonian-qualified art galleries to upscale restaurants and start-up boutiques, in a celebration of art and community. What was once one of South Carolina’s most prosperous agricultural communities becomes a living art gallery as we recognize, celebrate, and share the artistic talent of the Southeast.  http://www.artfieldssc.org/competition/accepted-2018.php

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Regional Artis Grant Recipient 2018

2018 will be a good year. I am the recipient of a grant that will be extremely helpful to my work. The Arts and Science Council has once again awarded me this grant. I will now be able to buy a big band saw because it is very hard to be wood artist without a good band saw. No more asking first to cut things for me. I am totally thankful to ASC. They are the best!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ArtPop Street Gallery

Totally humbled and excited to be one of 20 artists selected to have a picture of my work displayed on a billboard and other venues for an entire year. Great exposure. I am very thankful to Wendy Hickey , Adams Outdoors Advertising and the Knight foundation for all the support you give to artists.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Community Supported Art Commission

Very excited to have been picked as one of the nine artists awarded a commission to create 50 pieces of artwork to be distributed to collectors at a reception in February 6th, 2018. A big thanks to the Arts & Science Council for picking my work for such a wonderful event. ASC is an outstanding organization and I am proud to have been selected……..fast forward to today, I  have finally finished the 50 pieces with all the wrapping included.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Spanish Torero(Bullfighter)

Most people look at something and expect it to look a certain way based on what they know. In my work I try to do what is not expected. Bull fighters are very slim and stylish and they are posing all the time, my bull fighter spent more time in the kitchen and less time in the arena. Nonetheless, he is courageous and up to the challenge even when a little mouse imitates him. 

DRAWINGS & CARVED PIECE

 

Making Bamboo for Panda

Working on this little Panda. I felt he needed to create some habitat around him so I made some Bamboo trees for the little panda to eat. 

 

Working on The Rising Musician