2012 “Castlegar Sculpture Walk” (Castlegar, Canada)
2011 Hualien International Stone Sculpture Festival
2011 KSA Faculty Show, Grand Forks and Castlegar, BC)
I am a professional sculptor residing in Nelson, B.C. I graduated with a BFA from David Thompson University Centre and am currently teaching part time at Kootenay School of the Arts in Nelson, BC. I am a member of the Sculptors Society of Canada and am currently represented by the Artym Gallery in Invermere, BC. I have shown extensively in BC, Canada and the US. I work predominantly in Stone and Bronze. I also sculpt in sand, snow and ice and participate in projects and competitions around the world.
I enjoy transforming the hard and cold properties of stone and bronze to expose a sense of warmth and calm. The quality, properties and shape of each uncarved block I find are important to my approach. Working in a primary stylized format, I feel I can stay true to the original block and best reveal my vision. The repetition of strong lines and surface planes enhance the beauty of the stone which brings the piece to life. The modeling technique in the bronze process allows more freedom in conception of a subject while still maintaining the stylized format of the stone pieces. I place a lot of importance on the patinas, which I feel further enhances the transformation of the stone-like quality to my bronze works