I am a multi-media artist with a focus on figurative works. I work in wood, painting, drawing, and fiber, among other things. My current focus is portraiture and wooden sculpture.
I also have extensive experience working in art administration. Working in art galleries and museums has given me an immersive arts education to augment my studies in creative writing and painting/drawing at Louisiana State University. In 2006, I realized a life goal by opening Studio Hart, a contemporary art gallery in Buffalo, New York. Emphasizing work by local and regional artists, the gallery provided artists the opportunity to freely design their own shows, freedom to explore avenues outside of their established themes or media, and offered some artists their first opportunities to show their work in a professional venue. After 10 years of exciting work, it was time to close and allow me to focus on my own work -- my most exciting venture yet. See the STUDIO HART page to review our 10 year exhibition record.
During the time I spent with Studio Hart I also created one of a kind jewelry and Little Wood People. These two projects bring me much joy, and provide needed income to finance my studio work.