Artist in Wood

Cape York Melomys
Cape York Melomys

Thanks for visiting my website. I'm a self-taught wood artist and began my career as an apprenticed Cabinetmaker, working with reproduction antique and church furnishings. This is where I first began to appreciate the rewards of working with timber, which led many years later, to my interest in working with wood as an creative expression.

It wasn't until around 1990, after I moved to the hinterland town of Pomona (west of Noosa on the Sunshine Coast of Queensland) that I discovered, what has now become my passion in life - woodcarving and turning.

Whether it be on a turned piece, a carving, or cabinetry, I gain an immense sense of achievement from seeing something evolve through the various processes ... from visualising the subject in the raw timber, to the final sanding and polishing.

I am inspired by the diversity of colours and textures displayed by Australia's native timbers and wherever possible, strive to utilise the effects of their contrasts to compliment my work. Because of my concern for the fragile Australian environment, I do my best to use reclaimed timber wherever possible.

My work regularly features Australian native fauna as I enjoy the challenge of endeavouring to capture their innate essence in each piece.

All the pieces shown on the following pages have been sold, however if you are interested in have a one-off piece created for you, please contact me by email.


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