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I live and breathe what I do; and that is changing the way people see themselves and the world around them through art. Never having had anyone sit me down and tell me how things are done...I pretty much had to figure things out for myself. I consider myself the jack-of-all tradesman. Okay no plumbing, but just the same I: sew, knit, paint, carve, construct, design, re-design, re-purpose, build, and create just about anything you can think of. Known best for my ability to take old objects, like your grandmother's sideboard and turning it into a functional work of art. I love painting milkcans and sap buckets...old saw blades, with memories form the past that remind us how we got here to this point in our lives. I tend to keep to an Adirondack stylization in my creations. It is what I know, it's where I live; and most importantly my inspiration.

For the past nearly 25 years I spent my time doing…

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  • Joined January 9, 2012

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Wood, Acrylic, Canvas, Metals, Clothe, Yarn, Birch, Lighting, Antiques

About

I live and breathe what I do; and that is changing the way people see themselves and the world around them through art. Never having had anyone sit me down and tell me how things are done...I pretty much had to figure things out for myself. I consider myself the jack-of-all tradesman. Okay no plumbing, but just the same I: sew, knit, paint, carve, construct, design, re-design, re-purpose, build, and create just about anything you can think of. Known best for my ability to take old objects, like your grandmother's sideboard and turning it into a functional work of art. I love painting milkcans and sap buckets...old saw blades, with memories form the past that remind us how we got here to this point in our lives. I tend to keep to an Adirondack stylization in my creations. It is what I know, it's where I live; and most importantly my inspiration.

For the past nearly 25 years I spent my time doing custom work for folks of the Adirondack Region. Creating everything from custom painting on blades and milkcans to making signs for homes and businesses. And, when it's too cold to work in the garage (which is like 6 months of the year)...you'll find me behind my knitting machine making hats and leg warmers or painting murals in restaurants and personal residences.

I am 43 years old. I have four great boys, two dogs and a crazy cat. I moved here to Saranac Lake NY two years ago with great aspirations and expectations. So here I am making a go of it with a strong cup of coffee and Etsy by my side.

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