After twenty years of office work -- primarily non-profits in an organizational and administrative capacity -- I intentionally switched gears and began learning how to manipulate metal.
Prior to attending the welding program at Austin Community College, I had never been exposed to a metalworking environment.
I value both the mental (design) and physical (execution) aspects of my work.
Collaborative projects hold special interest to me, as I find them a productive way to connect with others while honing my craft. I enjoy commission work, as it allows me to provide clients with a very personal piece of original art.
My studio is at the water's edge in Austin, Texas.
I exhibit in galleries and accept commissions. I collaborate with clients from the initial design phase through creation and installation.
My 'Public Art' resume includes at least one 'bandit sculpture' which was designed specifically for -- and installed in -- the Colorado wilderness.
I hold Art Metals and Metal Sculpture certificates from Austin Community College in Austin, TX. I'm a member of ABANA, the Artist-Blacksmith's Association of North America, and a member of Balcones Forge, a Central Texas-based affiliate of ABANA.