"Garden art gives structure to a garden and adds elements of whimsy and surprise."
Through my 20 years of designing landscapes, I found it frustrating that I could not find the unique garden art that I wanted for myself and my clients. I have always been drawn to organic materials like metal, which led me to take a welding class at a local technical school in the fall of 2006. After completing the class I opened a studio and began to put my creative energy into making art for my gardens. In 2008 I was recognized as an emerging artist by Lancaster Newspapers, Inc., and my work has been showcased in several Lancaster Galleries since then. In 2010 I began to travel to select art shows on the East Coast and am pleased to have won several awards there.
My work includes everything from whimsical sculptures to beautiful benches and planters and I put a bit of myself into each piece I create. I do all the design and fabrication work for each of my one-of-a-kind creations. By thinking outside of the box and repurposing metal items into art, I hope to keep the world a greener place. I enjoy making art that is accessible to everyone and I hope that my work inspires people.
When I make something that touches someone, my time as an artist is well spent.