My love for art developed at a young age, inspired by a family and community that appreciated its many forms. My interest evolved through different mediums as I grew up in Perth, Ontario, Canada.
At the age of 17 I apprenticed with Raphael Kerem, an artist of rustic, wooden hand-painted broomsticks. I assimilated Raphael’s fascination with Tibetan Buddhist border patterns and intricate motifs. I explored various styles, but my interest always gravitated towards sharp, intensely colorful patterns that are complex, balanced and precise.
I moved to Vancouver, Canada in 1997 where I completed a degree in Computing Science with a minor in Contemporary Arts. I began my career as a graphics and video game programmer.
In 2006 I designed major renovations to my 1910 character home which included several windows and doors where I wanted to use stained glass. I created a design for an arched loft window, and had it commissioned by Vancouver stained glass artist Ken Tomilson. I formed a friendship with Ken, who mentored me in the art of stained glass. Soon, I was busy creating the remaining stained glass windows for my home. Ken passed away in 2016 and I had the honor of spreading a portion of his ashes on top of Blue Peak near Independence Pass, Colorado in June of 2017.
My growing fascination with the endless possibilities of stained glass overtook other interests and I opened shop to the public in 2007. I developed a design process using computer software that allowed me to achieve very fast results and get feedback from commission clients quickly via email. The quality service that I was able to offer using this method soon had me flooded with commission work. I spent 3 years in Vancouver working on a wide variety of projects both contemporary and traditional.
In 2010, I moved to the mountains near Boulder, Colorado, where I began to spend more time producing freelance work such as Warrior’s Affinity, Eclipse, Mysticism of Nature, Abstract Triptych and New Beginnings.
I continue to accept new commission projects that resonate with my evolving interest in contemporary, original work. Please take time to read about the services I offer and contact me to discuss ideas for your project.