For me the ability to change a lump of stone into a specific shape and form is very satisfying. It’s a control thing, I enjoy the fact that I can shape the rock to my will and produce a pleaseing three dimensional form where none existed before.
My first piece was a small, Haida myth inspired soapstone carving affectionally named Igor, who has a permanent place in our living room. He took me a year to complete, working with a wood carving knife. I finished him just in time to go back to Bancroft, Ontario to buy another piece of soapstone for my next project, which also took a year to finish. Since then, my output has increased and I am now able to work with bigger, heavier materials such as marble and granite, using air tools and diamond blades or what ever suits the medium.
Early Years: Ajax, Ontario.
Old Enough To Drink Years: Waterloo, Ontario.
University Studies: Nuclear physics, quantum mechanics, optics, chemistry (yeah!, really).
College Education: Prepress, psychology, media design, web creation.
Self Taught: Photography, computer graphics, motorcycle mechanics, audio recording, project management, stone carving.
Financially Rewarding Careers:
Photojournalist, writer, editor, manager, publisher, mentor, instructor.
Non Remunerating Careers: Blues musician, aluminum siding installer.
Hobbies: Comic book collecting, camera paraphenalia, music.
Musical Instruments I Don’t Play Very Well: Blues harmonica, folk banjo, ukelele.
Languages In Which I Can Find The Washroom: Russian, American Sign Language.
Loves Of My Life: Less than a handful, but only the last one counts.
Specialty: Knowing a little bit about everything.
Community Volunteer Chairman:-Arts and Visual Enhancement Committe of Council – Uxbridge, Ontario. (AVEC)
President:- Uxbridge Arts Association, (UAA)
Director:-Uxbridge Celebration Of The Arts,
Member:- PineRidge Arts Council, (PRAC)
Member: – Ontario Society of Artists, (OSA)
Founding member:-Writers Community of Durham Region (WCDR),
Founding member:- Durham Region Music Society (DRMS)
Founding member:- Macintosh Users East (Mause)
On Exhibit 2020
Uxbridge Studio Tour- Sept 19 & 20th, 2020
On Exhibit 2019
Art In The Park – Aug. 17 & 18
Uxbridge Studio Tour- Sept.14 & 15
Uxbridge Juried Art Show Sept 17, 2019
Uxbridge Juried Arts Show Sept, 2018
1st place- sculpture award for “Window Box”
OSA Members Art Exhibit October, 2018
2nd place- Photo award for “Survivors”
Georgina Arts Centre, Juried Exhibition Jan, 2017
1st place- sculpture award for “Presence”
Oshawa Arts Association, Juried Exhibit at Robert Mclaughlin Gallery, April ,2017
1st place- Three Dimensional award for “We”
Stone Devil Studio is open by appointment only.