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At least two delights have endured all the seasons of my life: love for the sea, and joy in creating art. The former inspires the latter, as evident in much work on this site. It makes me happy to soak in the colors, shapes, and textures of ocean-elements and sea-oriented lifestyles and express them in enduring, uniquely crafted, beautiful works of art. I want people to enjoy my work the way they enjoy their first glimpse of an emerald sea on the first day of their summer beach vacation. And even after that initial thrill, I'm happy for my viewers to continue enjoying my art the way they might sit quietly to watch the Master Artisan paint heart-melting sunset over a darkening sea. It is a unique privilege for people to allow me, through my art, to access their unique, God-given capacity to feel joy and happiness in the face of beauty. I hope you feel that joy as you appreciate all my work, including those that have been inspired by the sea and those that have not.


To acquire a sculpture, or to discuss a custom project, please contact me at I delight to create custom sculptures for clients that fit their aesthetic values, space requirements, design parameters, and budgets. Custom sculpture can be based on a design from this site, or by discussing your dreams about a design that also fits my creative abilities. All pieces can be shipped (crating and worldwide shipping are available at additional cost).


TOC Artwork,, 636-386-5600

Harbor Gallery, Kamuela, Big Island of Hawaii,  Kawaihae Shopping Center PO Box 6050 Kamuela, HI 96743, 808-882-1510

Extreme Exposure Fine Art Gallery, Big Island of Hawaii, 224 Kamehameha Avenue Suite 103 Hilo, Hawaii 96720, 808.933.8008 


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