I’ve always had a creative wave flowing through me since I was a kid. Growing up on a hundred acre farm in Ontario, Canada I could easily disappear into nature to play and create. I would make secret forts in the trees and dig for fossils in the sand. My favorite spot was by far in the creek, where I would dig my toes into the clay, catch minnows and float in my rowboat for hours on end. While in my boat I found solitude, peace and the inspiration for many of my creations.
As the years trickled by, I found my life drifting further from the creative and anchoring more around my family. After some encouragement from friends and family I finally decided to dive back in. Working with wood has made areas of my life feel complete and easy. At times while in my workshop I recapture the feeling of freedom as I did in my boat.
I am truly inspired when in nature and love the versatility and variety that wood offers me. I enjoy using both reclaimed and unique wood in my pieces. Experimenting with the combination of layered colored stains and raw, natural wood really allows each piece to tell its own story/sing its own song.