I am a master carver, completely self taught. I have been carving from the age of 8. My love for wood began on the farm at the northern edge of Algonquin Park, where I grew up. I started making spoons and spouts for the maple syrup production on our farm, and progressed to carve the wildlife that surrounded me. It’s the beauty of the wood and nature that inspires me.
I began competing with my work 25 years ago and selling 20 years ago. I carved part time for the majority of this time, but 3 years ago stated carving full time to keep up with demand.
I purchase most of my wood from a local arborist and use hardwood, softwood and burls. Some of my pieces are also mounted on local limestone we collect from lake Simcoe. I sell my work at art galleries, gift stores, art shows and online.