If there has been
one constant in my life it has been an overwhelming need to be creative.
As long as I can remember I have pushed my creative ability as far as
possible given the existing situation and limitations, often times to
the irritation of my family and friends. Over the years I have acquired
skills and techniques in working with a wide variety of materials: wood,
metal, ceramics and fiberglass are a few of my favorites. For the past
ten years I have taught myself the art of neon glass. I strongly believe
that my self education in this field has given me a creative advantage
over formally trained neon artisans. This belief has been re-enforced
by being recognized in the 2002 and 2003 National Electric Sign and Neon
competition sponsored by Signs of the Times magazine, the country's largest
commercial sign and neon publication.