Nancy and I have known each other for awhile now. Yes our two kids went out together for about 5 years they did not last, but Nancy and I did. Our work shows well together she works in tree's and branches and I at times paint them. WE go for little road trips. If I have to drop something off somewhere Nancy at times drives along. What makes the trip interesting is she is always looking out for unique branches or fallen tree's or her favorite thing in the world a CURLY WILLOW TREE. If she see's one of these things the car stops she gets out with her work boots on and we stop and investigate. Nancy is a tree hugger. I really enjoy her work its unique and interesting as she is. Nancy who only wears her shades of muted green, can always be counted on to be a NO Drama Mamma.
What are the major themes you pursue in your work?Nature is key, I like things to fit into place as if they belonged there.
I like to use materials that reflect the natural world, along with salvaged pieces of metal and wood.
I also like geometric images and interesting lines.
The bark and branch pieces are my favorite to design and build. It is sometimes difficult to find bark and branches to work with because they begin to decompose when left to the elements.
What was the best advice given to you as an artist? Do not undervalue your work.
Presentation is important, keep an eye on the details.
Prefer to work with music or in silence? What music?When I am on a deadline I like silence. When I am just working freely I like classic rock and folk music.
How would you describe your studio , messy not being able to find things readily or the Martha Stewart of Studio's?
My studio is a mess although I would like it to be organized and neat. I'm not sure I could work well in a neat clean space.
If you could pick any pieces of art to live with what would they be ?Something by Paul Klee, (maybe Hall of Singers or World Harbor), but it would be hard to decide
Who are your favorite writers?
Hard to say, I read so many things. Carl Hiassen and Matthew Dicks among others.
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