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 2020 dates are December 5th, 6th, 12th, and 13th.
See the insert in the October/November issue of Chatham Magazine.
Art from The Heart of North Carolina is an exhibit of Chatham Artist Guild, Campbell House Galleries, Southern Pines, NC- September 4- September 25th 2020