I am a woodworker artist. I have been making my living as a cabinetmaker since 1980. And I have been doing art in various forms my whole life. The last 10 years I have gradually slowed down the amount of cabinetmaking I am doing and moved into artistic creations in wood. I have lots of beautiful wood scraps that need to be seen, and ideas I want to tryout. I moved into FatCat Art Studio in the 2011 where I share Hangar space with Janice Rieves, a welder, mosaic glass, and lamp artist. In March 2015 I joined the Chatham Artists Guild and began focusing more on Art.
I had spine surgery in 2005 and use of my right hand was compromised. In the fall of 2007 I enrolled in a painting class at the ArtCenter. My right hand was still not working well, and painting helped me find control through using my right brain. Being a lover of all things wood, I began to see ways to “draw” with wood and moved into artistic creations in wood.
Chatham Artists Guild Studio Tour 2022 dates are December 3rd, 4th, 10th, and 11th.
See the insert in the November issue of Chatham Magazine.
Chatham Artist Guild exhibits November 4th till November 20th at The ArtCenter, 300 E Main Street, Carrboro, NC. Reception is November 4th, 6-7;30pm.
Chatham Artist Guild show reception will be at Smelt Gallery at The Plant, 220 Lorax Lane, Pittsboro, November 27th, 2pm-4pm. This show will remain up for the month of December.
The Plant has food available: Lilly Den food truck, Copeland Springs Farms
Drink: BMC brewering, Starrlight Mead, and Fairgame Beverages.
In 2021 I decided it was time to move my shop to my house. My friend Ed Griffin had a great shop with metal trusses, so I asked him to build me one too. I moved my shop from Fat Cat Art (The Hangar) in June 2022. I miss my work pals but also love the convenience of working at home. I will be doing tour here this coming December, and a couple of pop up shows with my talented neighbors. So look for the news!