BORN 1951, Vancouver, BC
EDUCATION

1995 Art Institute Program - Capilano College
1969 Banff School of Fine Art, Summer Session Painting
1969 - 1973 Vancouver School of Art (Emily Carr College of Art and Design)
EXHIBITIONS
2016 Nov Chinese and International Jade Artists at the 9th annual Zi Gan Bei Exhibition, Suzhou, China.
2016 summer/winter Gallery Odin, Silver Star, B.C.
2015 Sept Chinese Jade Carvers and International Jade Artists Zi Gan Bei Exhibition. Suzhou, China.
2015 summer Sculpture Northwest Gallery, Bellingham, WA
2015 summer/winter Gallery Odin, Silver Star, B.C.
2015 Apr B.C. Gem Show, Abbotsford B.C.
2014 Nov/Dec Crystal Works Gallery, Vancouver B.C.
2014 Nov World Jade Symposium, Vancouver B.C.
2014 Oct Big Sur Jade Festival, Big Sur, CA
2014 Sep Zi Gan Bei International Jade Fair, Suzhou China
2014 summer/winter Gallery Odin, Silver Star, B.C.
2014 June B.C. Gem Show, Abbotsford B.C.
2013 Dec ARTE Funktional, Kelowna, B.C.
2013 Jun-Nov Gallery Odin, Silver Star, B.C.
2013 Jul Bluerock Gallery, Black Diamond, Alberta
2013 Apr B.C. Gem Show
2012 Dec Headbones Gallery Okanicon Iconagan
2012 Dec Jock Hildebrand Sculpture Gallery
2012 Oct Big Sur Jade Festival, California
2012 Sep Art Walk 2013, Lake Country B.C.
2012 summer/winter Gallery Odin, Silver Star, B.C.
2012 June JadeNow Group, Santa Barbara Jade and Ocean Arts Festival
2012 Apr/Oct Ashpa Naira Gallery Sculpture & ARTE Funktional Vernon, B.C.
2012 Apr B.C.Gem Show
2012 Feb Tucson Gem & Mineral Show
2011 Nov Calgary Gem Show, Calgary AB
2011 Oct Ashpa Naira Gallery Sculpture & ARTE Funktional 2011 Vernon,B.C.
2011 May JadeNow Group, Santa Barbara Jade and Ocean Arts Festival
2011 summer/winter Gallery Odin, Silver Star, B.C.
2010 Nov Calgary Gem Show, Calgary AB
2010 Sep Ars Longa, Kelowna B.C.
2010 summer/winter Gallery Odin, Silver Star, BC
2009 Feb Jade Art Now, Tucson AZ
2008 Oct Big Sur Jade Festival, California
2008 June Gallery Odin, Vernon B.C.
2008 Feb Jade Art Now, Tucson AZ
2007 Oct Big Sur Jade Festival, California
2007 June Gallery Odin, Vernon B.C.
2007 Feb Jade Art Now, Tucson AZ
2006 Oct Big Sur Jade Festival, California
2006 Sept Art Walk, Lake Country B.C.
2006 June Gallery Odin, Vernon B.C.
2005 Oct Big Sur Jade Festival, California
2005 Sept Art Walk, Lake Country B.C.
2005 May Fugitive Gallery, Vernon B.C. Group Show
2005 Feb Manning House Show, Tucson AZ
2004 Dec Thomas Bartlett, Napa California
2004 Oct The Jade Festival, Jade Cove California
2004 Oct Peju Province Winery, Napa California
2004 Oct Big Sur Jade Festival, California
2004 Sept Art Walk, Winfield, B.C.
2004 May Group Show with members, Fugitive gallery, Vernon B.C.
2004 May The San Francisco Decorator Showcase
2004 Feb Tucson Museum of Art
2004 Feb The Manning House Show, Tucson Az
2003 Dec Odin Gallery, Vernon B.C.
2003 Nov Juried Show, Vernon Art Gallery
2003 Sept Art Walk, Winfield, B.C.
2003 March "A Fine Line" Exhibition, Salmon Art Gallery of the Arts, B.C.
2003 Feb Gem Galleria, Manning House, Tucson Az.
2001 Sept "Amazing Space", Sculpture Exhibition, Vernon Performing Arts Centre
1999 Aug Garden Sculpture Show, Van Dusen Gardens, Vancouver , B.C.
1999 May Vernon Art Gallery, 3 sculptors, Exhibition "Stone, Wood & Metal", Vernon B.C.
1999 May Big Rock Garden Park, Bellingham, Washington, USA
1996/97/98 Art Walk, Holiday Park Resort, Winfield
1995 - 1996 International Jade Exhibition, Pacific Grove
Museum of Natural History, Pacific Grove, California, USA
1995 Sept National Congress of Art & Design, Utah, USA
1994 July Vernon Art Gallery, Group Show
1993 Apr The Heritage Gallery, Westbank, BC Group Show
1992 May The Art Gallery of the South Okanagan, Penticton, BC, Solo Show
1989 Sept Faculty Club, UBC
1987 May Topham Brown Gallery, Vernon, BC, Solo Exhibition
1985 23rd Okanagan Valley Juried Show, Kelowna, BC
1984 22nd Okanagan Valley Juried Show, Kelowna, BC
1977 Oct Sheraton Plaza 500, Vancouver, BC Exhibition of Jade Jewellery
1973/74 Group Exhibition with New World Jade held in
New York, Dallas, Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver
1973 May Grad Show, Burnaby Art Gallery
COLLECTIONS
Gallelli, Calgary, Alberta
M. Koerner, Toronto, Ont.
Woodward McLaren, London, U.K.
Mohawk Oil Co., Burnaby, B.C.
Cartier, New York, N.Y.
Holiday Park Resort, Winfield, B.C.
Jade Haven Galleries, Napa CA
ADDITIONAL HISTORY
2016 Silver Medal for entry at Zi Gan Bei Exhibition, Suzhou China
2016 Guest Artist NWSSA Camp Brotherhood Symposium
2015 Silver Medal for entry at Zi Gan Bei Exhibition, Suzhou China
2015 Guest Artist NWSSA Camp Brotherhood Symposium
2014 KSPS Documentary Northwest profiles Stone of Heaven. Watch the documentary
2014 Gold Medal for entry at Zi Gan Bei Exhibition, Suzhou China
2014 Guest Artist NWSSA Camp Brotherhood Symposium
2013 Guest Artist NWSSA Camp Brotherhood Symposium
2012 Jade Carving Workshop in Pagoda Stone Studio, North Vancouver B.C.
2012 Guest Artist NWSSA Camp Brotherhood's 25th Anniversary Symposium
2011 Jade Carving Workshop, Cowichan Lake Outdoor Education and Conference Centre. West Coast Sculptors Association's 17th annual symposium.
2010 Monumental Granite Sculpture "Rabiah" completed and installed in Vernon B.C.
2008/09 Jade Art Now Exhibitions, Tucson AZ (administration)
2008 Monumental Marble Sculpture “Luna” commissioned for The Rise, Vernon B.C.
2008 Second annual Jade Carving Workshop, Fairfield CA
2006/07 Assisted in launching the first International Jade Exhibition, Jade Art Now, with the Friends Of Jade Org., Tucson AZ. @ Antiquities , Plus...
2006 Completed commissioned granite sculpture for Shawnigan Lk. School
2005 Participated in An Giang Hallmark II Sculpture Symposium, Chau Doc, Vietnam
2004 Assisted Gwen Boyle , Project, "Abacus" for Vancouver's Chinatown
2004 Joined the Fugitive Gallery in Vernon B.C.
2002 Commissioned Sculptor by OTISS 2002 for the City of Vernon, B.C.
Project - Monumental Jade Sculpture, "Kalamalka Reflections" Site: Vernon Library
2001 Assisted Stanley Klengenberg on Monumental Jade Sculpture in Kugluktuk, Nunavit
2001 Assisted Fah Cheong Chong with Monumental Jade Sculpture "Ovation". Site: Singapore
2000 Invited Artist "Art In Action" , Waterperry House, Oxfordshire, England
2000 Became a member of the Gem Artists of North America
1996 (October & November) Assisted Danny Osborne with the Oscar Wilde memorial project. Garranes, Beara, West Cork, Ireland. Sponsor: Guiness. Site: Merrion Square, Dublin.
1993, 1994, 1995 & 1997 Particpated in the 6th, 7th, 8th and 10th Annual Stone Sculpture Symposium, Mount Vernon, Washington (Northwest Stone Sculptors' Association)
1994 & 1995  Instructed Northwest Stone Sculptors' Association members on hardstone carving techniques.
1993 - Present Conducts Jade Carving Workshops year round.
1992 - Present Conducts Soapstone Carving Workshops winter/spring
1991 Assisted Jack Harman on two federally awarded commissions:
1. Queen Elizabeth II on Horseback, in bronze, 1 3/4 life size;
2. Monument honouring Canadian Peace Keeping Forces, in bronze, 1 2/3 life size
1988/89 Completed a large scale sculpture of "The Sea Turtle" in nephrite jade
1987 Hired by Canada Works to introduce First Nations Artists to Hardstone Carving
1983 Relocated to Vernon, BC and established an independent studio, "Evergreen Carvings in Jade"
1981 Assisted in developing a new jade carving studio in Vancouver, BC
1978 - 1981 Focused on speculation and commissioned pieces in jade
1976 - 1978 Produced unique jewellery in jade
1975 Assistant to Hiromi Akiyama at the 1975 Vancouver International
Stone Sculpture Symposium, Vancouver, BC
1974 - 1976 Taught wood carving and clay modelling throughout BC (Federation of Canadian Artists).

 

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