About my profile pic...me and my youngest dancing in the streets of Portland...on an abnormally normal day...
“Those who look for the laws of Nature as a support for their new works collaborate with the creator." ~ Antoni Gaudi
Intrigued and awed by the miracle of this life, I find myself exploring ways to experience creation. This personal inquiry into all that I see and feel desires to explode into a form that expresses the intent and the joy of the unexpected.
Providing an avenue in which ‘accidents’ can form and move, drive much of the structure of my work. Allowing the unknown to impart a sense of mystery and anticipation, mirrors the aspects of life that most often make my existence worth living.
I have been fortunate to have traveled and lived in many different cultures, experiencing humanity and nature in new and wonderful ways. Fourteen years as a chef, over nineteen years as a father and husband, and the influence of numerous talented designers, artists, and craftsmen have elevated my desire and passion to express how I feel and see this life around me.
Being drawn to all things, even that which could seem ugly or misshapen and knowing that all things have been formed by something beyond what is seen or sensed in the physical, charges my need to share this experience. Whether the desert, mountains, or beach...be it urban or at the farthest reaches of man, there is no place natural or contrived that I do not find intriguing.
As a designer, I have had the opportunity to create ‘art’ that moves beyond the normal artistic experience. Through architecture and interior design, I have been commissioned to provided a human experience for both the individual habitation and for the guest experience of the many. Over the past decades,I have been fortunate to have much of my work published and acknowledged in numerous ways.
I live in Oviedo with my wife and three children , my easel is any surface at anytime. My studio is everywhere.
"This is true joy in life, the being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one; the being a force of nature instead of a feverish, selfish little clod of ailments and grievances, complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy. I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the whole community, and as long as I live it is my privilege to do for it what I can. I want to be thoroughly used up when I die, for the harder I work, the more I live. I rejoice in life for its own sake. Life is no 'brief candle' to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it over to future generations." ~ George Bernard Shaw.