Artist Statement: My goal as an artist in wood is to help raise the level of woodcarving from folk craft to fine craft. My work is both serious and/or humorous, professionally executed, finely carved and finished. I want viewers to say “I wish I could do that,” and I want other wood artists to say “I wish I had done that.”
University of Tulsa, BA in Commercial Art, 1965
Geisler Moroder Woodcarving School, Elbigenalp, Austria, 2009
Juried art shows including: VisionMakers 2010, 2012, 2014, OKFriendly 2010, OKFriendly 2011, Oh Tulsa! 2017, 2019, State of the Craft 2019.
2012 Tulsa Artist Studio Tour sponsored by the Oklahoma Visual Arts Commission.
2012-2018 International Woodcarvers Congress various awards including 2018 Judges Choice Award
2011 Woodcarving Illustrated Magazine Annual Carving Design Contest: Best in contest, Best in category - Caricature
2006-2018 Caricature Carvers of America various Awards
2018 Invited Art Show “Trees” Tulsa Performing Arts Center
2019 Invited Art Show “Masks” Oklahoma Equality Center