I was born into a farming family February of 1944 near the small village of High Bluff, Manitoba just south of the Delta Marsh, and schooled in the same village and the University of Manitoba. I spent a few years working in the oil fields, building construction and as a heavy equipment operator while enjoying a passion for hunting, baseball and rodeo, returning to take over the family farm at age 23. I enjoyed the challenge of the farm life until 1991. I started carving wooden decorative decoys in 1989 as a hobby which quickly turned into another passion. Moving to Christina Lake in 1997 I started to carve antler and then stone. I spent the summer of 2002 in the Yukon and the following year moved to live here permanently. My art is now scattered across North America, Europe and Asia. The Yukon government has commissioned numerous pieces as gifts for visiting dignitaries. A Peoples Choice Award during my first Great Northern Arts Festival was a pleasant surprise and much appreciated. I was privileged to be one of the 5 artists selected to participate in a two week trip in March of 2008 to Salehard, Russia for a collaboration with fifteen Siberian artists to complete a single piece of art work that was to tour Russia.
My work is available at the Yukon Artists at Work gallery and I also welcome inquiries for commissioned creations.