My interest in art began when as a young man

I spent a year in Alaska and studied Northwest

Native American forms, materials, and carving

methods. Then life took a different turn and for

the next fifteen years I lived and worked in

Europe, Canada, and the Caribbean, sailing

vessels and I became a pilot. When I returned

to the States I again began using Northern

traditional methods, carving in stone and wood,

and built kayaks adapting their methods with

modern techniques. Since 1999 I have returned

to Alaska several times, renewing my passion

for the art form.

I began by carving antlers and soon moved on to

using fossil Alaskan ivory. In my early work in

jewelry I was influenced by Northwest design but

soon I developed my own style, designing and

creating necklaces, earrings and bracelets. Every

piece is entirely handmade using fossil ivory, silver

or gold, employing meticulous workmanship in

each one of my original designs.



Endangered Species

This a colored penciled depiction of endangered animals in continental Africa.

Baboon “Baboon”

Baboon - colored pencil