woor carving, sustom carved maple door

 

I am a native of the Twin Cities, growing up in the Inver Grove Heights area. I moved to Northern Minnesota in 1984 and ended up living there for over 30 years. There I met my wife and together we built a home for ourselves and our four children in the wilderness near Ely, Minnesota.

I enjoy woodworking, carving, drawing, writing and music. Many of my hand carved doors can be seen around Ely Minnesota and on the homes I have built as a contractor in the area. In 2015, my wife and I decided to transition to the big city life and we now reside mostly in the Twin Cities Metro area though I still spend a great deal of time in Ely running my construction business.

I began my art career has a young man in the 80's but soon raising a family and running a business left me little time to promote or work on my art. Within the past couple of years, however, there has been some opportunities to display my work which produced positive reviews. With this encouragement, I have again become active in the art world and am looking for more opportunities to exhibit my work.