I have been an artist my entire life. From the first grade, all through school, a career in sign painting, and truly my everyday life, I've been creating art in one form or another.
This site features Gourd Art and some of the wood carvings I've created in the past.
I have experienced some artistic time in sculpting. This unique clay sculpture of Marilyn I created from a picture I'd seen in a magazine.
I've spent time in wood carving. From full sized pieces to small table size. The mermaid here is carved from a cedar log, one solid piece.
Two more wood carvings...
Princess LouAnna is carved from a
Sweet Gum tree log and
Marilyn is Cedar. The bases show the
sizes of the logs.
ART SHOW AWARDS
2009 Springfest Holmes Beach 2nd Place
2009 Old Florida Celebration of Art Award of Excellence
2009 Art in the Park Hernando Co. Best of Show
2009 Lutz Arts and Crafts Judges Choice
2010 Art in the Park Hernando Co 1st Place
2010 Winterfest Anna Maria Island Award of Merit
2011 Downtown Gainesville Art Fest Award of Excellence
2013 Old Florida Celebration Cedar Key Award of Excellence
2013 LeMoyne Chain of Parks Award of Merit
2016 Art in the Park Hernando Co Award of Merit
2016 Homosassa Art, Craft & Seafood Fest Third PLace
2018 Art in the Park Hernando Co Award of Merit
Gourds are my passion.
We started growing gourds for a hobby fifteen years ago. After making many bird houses and gourd characters, one day I had the bright idea to cut and combine different gourds together to form vases. This was just the beginning of now twelve years of doing art shows. This is my original idea. I created my first vase September 2003.