My early woodworking life was eclectic. Spruce timber framing axe work hand hewing custom cabinets; I learned many facets of the trade to simply earn a living. At home after work I began gravitating toward more artistic pursuits. Painting photography wood burning ink illustrations stained glass studying architecture and design books. I was amassing a broad range of seemingly unconnected skills. Initially I thought of focusing on one and really perfecting it but deciding which one seemed too difficult. The task then became uniting them into one art form something I could do everything all at once. My work incorporates elements of Arts & Crafts Shaker Shoji and Folk styles as well as techniques. Everyone sees style a little differently. Like wood from a tree it can be generally classified (maple) but may contain a number of individual elements within (curly birdseye tiger). Thats how I see my style.