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I seek out my images in forgotten alleyways, industrial machinery ‘boneyards’ and gritty scrapyards. I remember going to scrapyards as a child with my dad to glean car parts for his projects. I knew it was a special place, unknown by many. Now, as I seek out my images as an adult, I step into a world of gruff, tough-as-nails ‘Yard Bosses’ with dirty faces and a gnashing snarl that would scare Clint Eastwood. …and that snarl is directed at me! They’ve gotten used to me over the years though and allowed me in - they see I am sincere...

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Touring the brand new Hampton Inn in trendy Northwest Portland today with Art consultant Diane Kruger and Director of Sales Jessica Rippell and sculptor Joseph Rastovich. I have 10 pieces featured in the lobby for Grand Opening and beyond. The Hotel will open September 2017.

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From a great shooting expedition out on the Owens Farm in Kennewick, WA  last year with Bill and Adam Leahy.   'Sochi' translates to the word 'equipment' in the Japanese language. This image has an overlay image of weathered copper metal.

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My advice to those thinking of submitting to art festivals…go for it! It will be some of the most rewarding and interesting experiences you’ll have in your life. It will make you a better artist - you will understand why you are making art, how to talk about your artistic process and you will learn how to sell you art - all while getting valuable feedback from interested art lovers and art buyers!

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It’s such a gamble to do these shows and there is NO guarantee you will sell anything.  It’s a crazy lifestyle and only the professional traveling artists that do these shows know how hard it is. But there is something magical about creating an energized art festival from scratch in an empty parking lot or park – it literally comes to life! Complete with live music acts, artful parades and food booths! All of the hundreds of top tier artists coming together from all over the country, creating this little city of tents filled with one-of-a-kind treasures.  All with big...

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