JUDGE'S CHOICE AWARD 2012 Uptown Art Expo, Orlando, FL.
3rd PLACE JEWELRY 2012 Art Fiesta, New Smyrna Beach, FL.
2 PATRON'S CHOICE 2013 Apollo Beach Festival of Art , FL.
HONORABLE MENTION 2013 Art on the Green, Wellington, FL.
PATRON'S CHOICE 2013 Palm Harbour Art Festival, FL.
PATRON'S CHOICE 2014 Deland Fall Festival, FL.
HONORABLE MENTION 2014 Art Fiesta, New Smyrna Beach, FL.
1st PLACE IN SHOW 2015 Cape Canaveral Spring Art Fair, FL.
3rd PLACE IN SHOW 2015 Brooksville Art Fest, FL.
My medium of choice is metal. It’s just there on my workbench being hard, stiff and plain. With just a little encouragement from the torch I can bend, shape and change it.
I work mostly with sterling silver, copper, brass and often mix metals for contrast and effect. I enjoy experimenting with various techniques; acids to create turquoise patinas on brass, extreme heat to create earthy orange and red patinas on copper, and a frosty white forms on sterling silver by bringing the pure silver to the surface.
Sometimes the metal calls for those special beauties, gemstones. A gift hidden in the dark, private womb of Mother Earth. Each with its own unique color and pattern just waiting for discovery and light to reveal its magnificence.
Some of my core work is shown here. To see more find me at a show, if possible.
After a move from south to north Florida, I’m currently taking some time off. I expect to return to shows in October 2017.