Born in Florida, yet raised in the bush country of British Columbia, I observed wildlife that is so much a part of my wood sculptures. Eventually I came to Dubuque IA, where I  studied advertising layout and design at Clark College.  I opened The Art Shop that  sold artists' consignment pieces.  I taught private oil painting as well as  courses in oil painting at Northeast Iowa Technical Institute.  Moving to California,  I attended Long Beach City College and studied visual arts and sculpture.   I met Kent Quesnel a "Master Wood Carver" in 1989 and we became business partners in Moments In Time Wood Carvings.  Over the last 24 years I have worked full time in the senior living industry and have accepted commissioned pieces when time availed.   I have always said “When I grow up, I want to be a wood carver”.  Maybe I hav finally started to grow up and I have  started Marie’s W S. Main St. Stockton IL 61028e. Pease call prior to visiting to make sure I am in my studio. 563-543-4276

2017 - Galena Center for the Arts

Sept. Featured Artist at Hello Galena, Galena IL - 2015

Advisory Board for Hello Galena, Galena IL - 2015

Board of Directors for Affiliated Wood Carvers, Ltd - 2015

Ribbon Winner in International Woodcarvers Congress - 2015

Co-Owner of Moments In Time Wood Carvings 1989 – 1992

Carousel displayed at Iowa Governor’s Mansion  December 1989 over the holiday season

Featured Sculptor at Dubuque Museum of Art,  June 9th, 1991

Featured article in Dubuque Telegraph Herald,  June 6th, 1991

Carving Magic Moments article in Julien’s Journal,  May 1990

Chip Chats September 1993,  27th  annual International Woodcarver’s Congress - wins stylized animal class

Wildlife Scenes

Commission Work         Bi - Plane in Progress

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