I was born and raised in North Carolina in a family of talented artists. From my earliest recollections I wanted to become an artist like my father. In pursuit of that dream, I soon discovered that my limited artistic talents could not generate sufficient and consistent income to purchase such luxuries as food, shelter, running water, and indoor plumbing. In light of that observation, I made a change in my career path and spent the next thirty years exercising my administrative talents behind a desk.
Upon my retirement in 1987, I again felt "the call" to engage in some form of artistic expression. My life-long love of woodworking guided me into focusing on creating unique birdhouses but I continue exploring and experimenting with various crafts, drawing, photography, poetry, writing and ceramic sculptures.
I am proud to have my birdhouses adorning landscapes, homes and businesses around the nation and in a number of foreign countries. I continue creating my birdhouses and participate in art and craft shows throughout North Carolina where I can share my love of birds and their houses with other collectors, artists and artisans.