began working in stained glass in 2001.
am a 1982 graduate of the University of Massachusetts, Boston,
with a BS in Geology and a minor in Art.
a student of Geology, I studied Crystallography the study
of the atomic structure of minerals and crystal systems. There
in the microscope, I discovered the vibrant color and extraordinary
symmetry of nature, which is inspiration to and echoed in the
artistry of my stained glass work.
an art student, I gravitated toward tactile arts, such as sculpture
and jewelry fabrication, but I also included a healthy dose
of the visual arts, such as photography, painting and art history.
Studying the works of the masters provides a strong foundation
for developing what I hope to be future classic designs. The
hands-on experience working in the three dimensional arts has
given me the confidence to explore and experience a wide variety
of media, which brings me to my current media of choice, stained
the years I have worked as a carpenter, machinist, and sheet
metal fabricator -- working in these fields provides a unique
understanding of the properties of woods and metals, both significant
structural components of stained glass window fabrication and
restoration. As a former helicopter mechanic and engineer, I
understand how to integrate disparate systems to function as
a single structure, as is the case with stained glass windows,
which are constructed of glass, metal, and wood, and capable
of enduring a lifetime.
wise man told me that education is something no one can
take from you. He also said that what you learn
has relevance in areas that do not relate. And he would
jokingly add I may not always be right, but I am never
wrong. The longer I journey through this life, the more
his words resonate.
and he hasnt been wrong yet.
This site is dedicated to my Dad, who instilled in my brother,
sisters, and me, that we can accomplish anything we set our
minds to doing.