Forest Grove, OR
I am a 16-year resident of Forest Grove, OR and retired Forester. I enjoy the challenges of cutting scenes that are complex with fine details. As a Forester, it's natural to reflect nature in the combination of wood and scene in each piece of art.
I use wood mostly from trees found in the Pacific Northwest such as figured maples, walnuts and juniper. A fun part of creating these pieces is the quest for beautifully figured wood and burls, and getting to know local specialty wood suppliers. It's finding that unique wood and blending it with an extraordinary scene that makes an artistic expression.