As a child I dug up clay from the creek bed and sculpted human babies in nests. My mom read us fairy tales, immersing me in a world of fantasy to the point where I yearned to write and illustrate fairy tales when I grew up. At age 17 I discovered figure sculpture in a class at Munson Williams Proctor Institute, a museum school for adolescents, and have never looked back. I enrolled at Syracuse University and changed my major from honors English to Sculpture, eventually earning my Masters in Sculpture at Boston University. I have been sculpting the figure ever since, continually finding joy in the exploration of the intricacies of the human form.

I’ve been sculpting the figure for over 40 years and have been making my living as a sculptor for the last twenty years, which I consider a remarkable feat. I’ve done this in a variety of ways. I taught sculpture part time at various institutions including New Hampshire Institute of Art, College for Lifelong Learning, University of New Hampshire; Durham and Manchester, Horizons, and The Carving Studio. I also worked as a commercial sculptor, making anything from GI Joes for Hasbro, soccer player portraits for Kenner Toys, cast paper bas- reliefs for Hill Design.

My commissions include a tidal pool relief for the Seacoast Science Center in Rye, NH, a bronze fountain of Alexander the Great with two companions, a six foot bronze of an 1870’s millworker and her son for Nashua New Hampshire’s waterfront, and an eight foot by seven foot fire fighter’s memorial for the Manchester NH fire department. I also design and carve traditional slate tombstones and have been learning to carve marble. I’m a member of the National Sculpture Society, New England Sculpture Association, Ogunquit Artists Collaborative, and The Carving Studio. My personal fine arts work, sculpted in clay or wax and usually cast in bronze, is shown throughout New England and the eastern seacoast. My work is very intimate, especially since I work solely with the human figure, vulnerable in it’s nudity; glorious in it’s beauty. I consider myself a symbolist or magic realist, using the human form to explore mystery, passion, spiritual and psychological truths.

Typically, once my image is sculpted in clay, I begin a labor and cost intensive mold making and casting process, some which I do, and some I supervise at my own bronze casting foundry. I try to keep my work fresh by learning new methods of sculpting and casting, taking workshops and absorbing information from other sculptors, casting technicians, and foundries.

In 1997 I purchased an 1861 Methodist Church and am now the director of “Sanctuary Arts”, an artists’ residential and studio community with a “skill-based” art school and “Green Foundry”, a bronze, iron and aluminum casting and teaching foundry. There I live, teach, and have my studio in an active arts environment.