About

I am a full time metal sculptor from Massachusetts. I design both large-scale sculptures for individual installation with private collectors and temporary public exhibits full of multiple pieces.

My love for art lies in abstract geometrics, and much of my body of work encompasses the clean simple properties of that style. Over the years, I have incorporated iconic and whimsical shapes into my sculptures that allow viewers to connect with my art on an emotional level. My public exhibits feature sculptures that do just this. I strive to create thought-provoking work that is sophisticated, easily recognized, and will serve as a mental postcard.

Stainless Steel and Cor-Ten Steel are the metals I choose to work with. The Stainless Steel is beautiful and versatile. The surface of it can be done in many different finishes (as you will see in our gallery). The variations add dimension and depth to the different sculptures. The Cor-Ten is chosen for its “long life/low maintenance” reputation. It is what cities and the federal government use to make bridges out of. It oxidizes over time and then seals itself. It offers an organic and simple element to the sculptures while the Stainless Steel brings in a little more pizzazz and punch.

In 2002, I began my full time welding career. My interest in TIG welding and working with metal had started years before when I taught myself to repair metal equipment on my family’s farm. My interest in art started even before that, when I was in school. Art was always something I loved, but truthfully didn’t think it was a career path that could support a family. It always struck me as a hobby, and having it make sense economically didn’t seem feasible. To that end, I have walked a fine line of balancing my creative impulses with the economic realities of marketing, selling, and transporting large heavy metal sculptures.

The process for creating my art takes at least six months from conception to completion. When an idea comes to me I think about it for some time before moving to the next step. I complete a sketch and then begin the process of transferring that idea to something that can be created with metal in my studio. I use  3-D software to perfect the image I want before breaking it apart into workable pieces to be laser cut.

My work includes sculptures for home and garden all of which are on display at fine galleries throughout the U.S. and are included in exclusive private and corporate collections. I am honored that my large sculptures enhance many public spaces across the nation for visitors to enjoy. When I am not designing, welding, or exhibiting, I like to spend time with my 3 children traveling in my Vanagon, 4-wheeling, and flying kites.

Thank you for taking the time to visit my site. Please contact me with any questions at all.

Awards

Best Use of Urban Space Award ArtPrize, Grand Rapids, MI 2012
First Place Westport, CT Fine Art Show 2008
First Place Old Saybrook, CT Fine Art Show 2008
Best of Show Francisco’s Farm Art Festival at Midway College, Midway, KY 2008
Best of Show Promenade of Art, Arlington Heights IL 2010
Best of Show Temple Beth El Art Show, St. Petersburg, FL 2012
Best of Show Woodlands Waterway Art Festival,The Woodlands, TX 2013
Best Sculpture Under the Oaks Art Show, Vero Beach, FL 2007
Best Sculpture Under the Oaks Art Show, Vero Beach, FL 2008
Best Sculpture Art on the Square Art Show, Belleville, IL 2007
Best in Category Westport Fine Art Show, Westport CT 2009
Best in Category Chicago Botanic Garden Arts Festival, Glencoe, IL 2012
Best in Category League of NH Craftsman Art Festival,Sunapee, NH 2014
People’s Choice Paradise City Arts Festival, Marlborough, MA 2007
Award of Distinction Bonita Springs Art Festival 2009
Award of Distinction Bonita Springs Art Festival 2010
Award of Distinction Naples Invitational Art Festival,Naples, FL 2013
Award of Excellence Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival 2011
Honorable Mention Botanical Garden Art Festival,Chicago, IL 2014
Sculpture in the City Award Belleville, IL 2008
Merit Award Port Clinton Art Festival, IL 2008
Artist of the Year North Shore Animal League Rescue America 2009
Artist of the Month Haverhill, MA 2007

Public Art Locations

UNITED STATES
Alabama
Camp Hill
Eufaula

 

Arkansas
Bentonville
Little Rock

California
Palm Desert
Riverside
San Diego
San Ramon
South Pasadena
South San Francisco
Woodland Hills

Connecticut
Avon
Putnam

Colorado
Denver

Florida
Bay Harbor Islands
Bonita Springs
Cape Coral
Coconut Creek
Del Rey Beach
Ft. Lauderdale
Marco Island
Naples
Ocala
Orlando
Sarasota
Tampa
Valrico
Winter Park

Illinois
Belleville
Carlyle
Chicago
Glenview
Highland Park
Naperville
New Baden
Swansea

Indiana
Richmond
Munster

Maryland
Gaithersburg
Baltimore

Maine
Westbrook

Massachusetts
Amherst
Dedham
Duxbury
Great Barrington
Haverhill
Ipswich
Lynn
Natick
Newburyport
South Hamilton
Waltham

Michigan
Frasier
Grand Blanc
Grand Rapids
Harbor Springs
New Buffalo
Petoskey

Minnesota
St. Paul

Missouri
Creve Coeur

Nevada
Las Vegas

New Hampshire
Concord
Hooksett
Laconia

New Jersey
Edgewater
Ocean City
Tea Neck
Wood Cliff Lake

North Carolina
Asheville

Ohio
Fairfield
Hamilton

Pennsylvania
Huntingdon
Lancaster

Texas
Cypress
Houston
Shenandoah
The Woodlands

Tennessee
Hendersonville
Knoxville
Nashville

Utah
Salt Lake City

Vermont
Berlin
Williston

Virginia
Arlington
Daleville

Wisconsin
Milwaukee
Wauwatoas

Wyoming
Casper

INTERNATIONAL
Canada
Ontario

UNITED STATES      
Alabama  Michigan
Camp Hill Frasier
Eufaula Grand Blanc
Arkansas Grand Rapids
Bentonville Harbor Springs
Little Rock New Buffalo
California Petoskey
Palm Desert Minnesota
Riverside St. Paul
San Diego Missouri
San Ramon Creve Coeur
South Pasadena Nevada
South San Francisco Las Vegas
Woodland Hills New Hampshire
Concord
Connecticut Hooksett
Avon Laconia
Putnam New Jersey
Colorado Edgewater
 Denver Ocean City
Florida Tea Neck
Bay Harbor Islands Wood Cliff Lake
Bonita Springs North Carolina
Cape Coral Asheville
Coconut Creek Ohio
Del Rey Beach Fairfield
Ft. Lauderdale Hamilton
Marco Island Pennsylvania
Naples Huntingdon
Ocala Lancaster
Orlando Texas
Sarasota Cypress
Tampa Houston
Valrico Shenandoah
Winter Park The Woodlands
Illinois Tennessee
Belleville Hendersonville
Carlyle Knoxville
Chicago Nashville
Glenview Utah
Highland Park Salt Lake City
Naperville Vermont
New Baden Berlin
Swansea Williston
Indiana Virginia
Richmond Arlington
Munster Daleville
Maryland Wisconsin
Gaithersburg Milwaukee
Baltimore Wauwatoas
Maine Wyoming
Westbrook Casper
Massachusetts
Amherst
Dedham
Duxbury INTERNATIONAL
Great Barrington Canada
Haverhill Ontario
Ipswich
Lynn
Natick
Newburyport
South Hamilton
Waltham