In past “incarnations” I have been a sailor, a chef, and an art teacher. Now living in Harpswell, I reflect on my extensive travel and as a result have developed a philosophy that the world is a beautiful, interesting and ever changing place. In developing my work I am influenced by my own photographic images. I see compositions whenever I go out, whatever I do. Light and texture are especially intriguing in their juxtapositions within my work. These inspirations translate to wood carvings, ceramics and bronze. I also interpret the photographs into my work in pen and ink. I particularly enjoy repetition and negative space in my work, how they influence the composition and are an integral force in any piece.