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“Comfort the Disturbed … Disturb the Comfortable” is the first thing visitors to my website see when visiting www.boxboyboxes.com. And that’s precisely the philosophy that I instill into my decoupage (and my life).

I've been "perfecting" the art of 21st century “demented” decoupage for nearly 20 years. A graduate of the University of Tennessee with a degree in advertising, I have worked in the publishing field in my hometown of Covington, TN and then in Phoenix, AZ before a much needed change of life took me to San Diego, CA where I was absorbed into the world of antiques.

My first experiments in decoupage took place at my Knoxville, TN retail storefront, Objet d’art, upon my move back East in 1990. Since 1996, I have made creating and selling my decoupage wares a full-time endeavor and did so successfully in the Washington DC area for 15…

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  • Born on September 3
  • Joined January 18, 2010

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About

“Comfort the Disturbed … Disturb the Comfortable” is the first thing visitors to my website see when visiting www.boxboyboxes.com. And that’s precisely the philosophy that I instill into my decoupage (and my life).

I've been "perfecting" the art of 21st century “demented” decoupage for nearly 20 years. A graduate of the University of Tennessee with a degree in advertising, I have worked in the publishing field in my hometown of Covington, TN and then in Phoenix, AZ before a much needed change of life took me to San Diego, CA where I was absorbed into the world of antiques.

My first experiments in decoupage took place at my Knoxville, TN retail storefront, Objet d’art, upon my move back East in 1990. Since 1996, I have made creating and selling my decoupage wares a full-time endeavor and did so successfully in the Washington DC area for 15 years. In DC, I exhibited at the world famous Flea Market at Eastern Market in Washington DC. I have also exhibited at The Capitol Hill Flea Market, the Eastern Market Arts and Crafts Festival, the Adams Morgan Western Market, the Arlington Antiques and Collectibles Market, the Rosslyn Artists Market and the Ballston Arts & Crafts Market in the DC area. I have been the recipient of flattering news articles/blurbs in the Washington Blade, the Washington Post, the Mount Vernon Gazette and the Hill Rag, as well as kudos on various websites and popular blogs.

In December 2013, I relocated back to my hometown, Covington, TN.

BoxBoy's customers hail from around the world and my boxes have landed on the desks of national dignitaries including members of Congress and former Washington DC Mayor Anthony Williams. “BoxBoys” have also been purchased as gifts for celebrities including John Waters, Bruce Willis, Phyllis Diller, Exene Cervenka of the rock group X and 2007 American Idol finalist Gina Glocksen.

I love to make people “think” with my art output, and a lot of the images I employ elicit a variety of responses … most complimentary, others not so. "The goal, obviously, is to make money... but if I can't sell, then hopefully I can bring a smile to a pouty face. Especially living in this day and age, that’s a very satisfying accomplishment in itself and I consider it a job well done.”

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