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Warrior (Front view)

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Warrior (Side view)

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Captain Jinks (Side view)

Another endearing aspect of "Captain Jinks" is his song sung by the 5th army Calvary in his honor, "Captain Jinks” of the Horse Marine's"' who feeds his horse on Pork and Beans. A wonderful character that I hope shows in my carving of him.

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Whittlin’ (Side view)

I love to see how much I can put into a small block of wood by taking away only what is necessary. I like to carve from the corners, first because it's easier to dig into the wood from the corners, also I can create more depth when I utilize the corners. I like looking at my finished pieces and see the original block of wood.

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Cowboy Caffe Latte (side view)

I also wanted to use this piece to test my carving skills by seeing how deep I could dig into this wood block. I nearly carved through the whole block and I opened up holes betwen the arms and around the legs. So much of the carving is happening inside his outstretched arms.

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Old Branch (Front view)

I imagined “Old Branch” would have been quite a character in his hay-day. When we first moved to Broomfield there was an ancient cowboy living in a small frame house not too far from the Boulder - Denver Turnpike. His lone frame house was pleasantly nestled in a cool grove of Cottonwoods before the highway was built in the late 1950's, Remnants of a dried out reservoir can still be seen not far from the house foundations.

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Old Branch (Side view)

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Cowboy Caffe Latte (Front view)

With anything that I carve there has to be a story or a joke. I always wanted to carve a cowboy squatting in front of a campfire pouring a cup of coffee. However, there wasn’t a joke there until I changed the cowboy into a corporate/weekend Cowboy pouring himself his venti cup of caffe lattè.


Shows

Nativity Days Art Show, Nativity of our Lord Church, 900 W. Midway Ave, Broomfield2018-08-15 thru 2018-08-20

Friday, August 17, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. - Opening reception for the third annual "Nativity Days Art Show".

Seventeen wood carvings are being shown in the 2018 “Nativity Days” Art show. The carvings represent probably 25 years of carving. They were carved almost entirely during my lunch breaks in the several offices that I worked throughout my working career. I’ve never had a chance to show these altogether at one place and I thought this would be the perfect venue for this retrospecrive. I had to ask some of my collectors to loan their pieces to me for this short show..

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2018 Colorado Visions Exhibition, Westminster City Hall, 4800 W. 92nd Ave2018-04-10 thru 2018-05-25

Thursday, April 20, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. - A juried exhibition Sponsored by the North Metro Arts Alliance

Three paintings were selected for the show, "Three Pigs in a Poke", "Autumn, East Boulder Creek”, and "Fiume di Tevere". I was very fortunate to win an Honorable Mention in this improving and quality show for my oil painting, “Three Pigs in a Poke”.

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2017 Colorado Visions Exhibition, Westminster City Hall, 4800 W. 92nd Ave2017-04-10 thru 2017-05-25

Thursday, April 20, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. - Opening reception for the 20th anniversary for "Colorado Vision", A juried exhibit Sponsored by the North Metro Arts Alliance

Three paintings were selected for the show, "Lizard Rock", "Cottonwood Canopy", and "Table Mesa Park". These three paintings can be found by selecting the "Oils" link on the Home Contents page,

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Boulder County, Parks & Open Space, Juried Art Show, The Great Frame Up, 430 Main, Longmont, Co2016-10-14 thru 2016-11-04

Friday, October 14, 6-9 p.m. - Free opening reception for the "Outdoor Creations - 2016 Boulder County Juried Art Show"

The Boulder County, Parks & Open Space, Juried Art Show will open in Longmont on Oct.14, 2016. The artists were limited to painting sites only in the Boulder County Parks and Open Space. My two paintings selected were painted at the Carolyn Holmberg Preserve and Heil Ranch.

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