about 

While pursuing a career in Engineering, my days were filled with specifications and data, but my daydreams were of artistic shapes and designs.  I saw a new path and the artist behind the desk was freed.  

I am influenced by nature and almost everything.  I have been fortunate to have traveled extensively and those adventures through other cultures have greatly influenced my work. 

It has been the realization of a dream to participate in the top shows in America and a tremendous honor to have my work featured by The Smithsonian and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.  

I create only one.  I believe everyone deserves an original.  

Honors & Shows, to date:

  • 2021 Philadelphia Museum of Art

  • 2021 The Smithsonian Craft Show

  • 2020 Philadelphia Museum of Art

  • 2020 The Smithsonian Craft Show

  • 2020 National Basketry Organization, Members in Print 2, Juried Exhibition

  • 2019 Philadelphia Museum of Art

  • 2019 Philadelphia Guild of Craftsmen, Benchmark Award, Resolved Design

  • 2019 Philadelphia Guild of Craftsmen, Master Artisan status

  • 2018 Goggleworks, Reading, PA - First

  • 2017 Rochester Memorial Art Gallery, First basket weaver

  • 2016 Rochester Museum & Science Center,  First basket weaver

  • 2016 Art in the Gardens, First place,  Judge's Award, Canandaigua, NY

  • 2016 Lincoln Center, New York City, NY  Best New Artist

  • 2015 Art in the Gardens, First place,  Judge's Award, Canandaigua, NY

  • 2015 Judge's Merit Award                              (1 of 10 awarded out of 425+ artists) Clothesline Festival, Rochester, NY

  • 2012 Chestnut Hill, PA - Second, Crafts division

  • 2012 Pearl S. Buck, National Historic Landmark Museum, Bucks County, PA;    first basket weaver

  • 2010 First reed and tools - The Country Seat, Ms. Angela Wagner.  Ms. Wagner's quality materials have given form and life to my dreams and inspirations.  Her encouragement has been a significantly memorable part of this wonderful journey.  www.countryseat.com

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 GT

It's not often that you'll find me in a pitching gondola on a choppy canal.   I'm usually behind the camera biting my lip.   
The Grand Canal, Venice.  

"Whatever your hands find to do,

you must do with all your heart".   

                                           John Hiatt

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