I’m 45, live in Corryton, Tn. Married, with 4 kids. I’m originally from NC, have lived in East TN for about 20 years. US Army Veteran. I’ve been a Mechanic most of my life, And Have Always Loved any kind of Art! I mostly weld car parts together to create my art pieces, but will sometimes incorporate metal from other objects such as Washing machines and Clothes dryers. I’m not afraid to venture outside of my box, with new forms of art. I can hardly wait to see what comes up next!
I have been doing metal art since 2002. I am totally self taught and many of my tools are made or improvised by me, as are some techniques for shaping steel. While I often repurpose scrap parts for sculptures like many metal artists, much of my work revolves around heating, hammering, and shaping steel into organic forms. Most of my work in the past has concentrated on coastal wildlife in steel, but I'll occasionally incorporate other mediums into my work or delve into kinetic sculpture. I have won several awards at art shows, was named the Coastal Georgia Artist of the Year and featured at the Goodyear Cottage on Jekyll Island, Ga., and have had groupings of my work in galleries in North Florida and coastal Georgia.