Ellen and Amy usually give me suggestions for pieces that would work best at HERE and I try to make items that match the season. For example, driftwood vases in the spring and summer. Annapolis is a good fit for anything made of driftwood.
My driftwood trees are my most popular piece.
-I'm most proud of my driftwood mirror that is featured on the Netflix series Grace and Frankie starring Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin.
I usually know that a piece is finished when I run out of driftwood.
What is the most memorable response to your artwork that you have experienced?
It is always great to hear from repeat customers who have bought something previously, and are back for more.
How did you get started with your art?
Landscaping is my regular job and I enjoy being outside creating outdoor spaces for people. I transferred that into my driftwood creations.
I've lived in Annapolis my entire life.
What are a few of your favorite things about this area?
My favorite thing about Annapolis is being close to the water.
Where are your favorite places to eat and shop?
Waterfront restaurants are my favorite spots
I've known Amy and Ellen since before they started HERE. Our children are friends.
Funniest experience with Amy or El?
When I help them set up, they say 'We have beer for you'. Then I get a text that says, 'We don't have any beer for you. Stop and get some'. Then I get another text that says, 'Can you get us some wine also?'.
How many new connections and friends have you gained through working with HERE.?
Made lots of new friends through HERE.
Aside from the obvious short term nature of HERE., what makes our shop unique compared with to other shops/ galleries/ boutiques that carry your work?
A high amount of product gets sold in a short period of time!
Items or designs that you love from other HERE. featured artists
I am a fan of Kim Hovell's oyster pieces, Jeff Popp's Ecorariums, and the UpCycle items. I also like Sueper Shabby’s pieces and Citizen Pride.
We like to visit the Caribbean. We cruise at least once a year!