I feel lucky and blessed having the privilege to make metal art for a living! Deep in my soul (other than trying hard to help my two wonderful children on their path to becoming two wonderful adults), I believe without doubt making metal art is what I have been put here to do! I pour my heart, soul, and often times blood, sweat and tears into every piece I make! I LOVE what I do, and it's my hope and goal that, that love comes shining through in each and every piece I make!
From small, whimsical yard art...to large wall hangings! "If you can dream it, I can create it!
The opening of my very own gallery!
The Laughing Crab Gallery
Located at 1341 Bay St. in beautiful Old Town, Florence, Oregon.
We carry a wonderful variety of work from local and national artists!
Online at www.thelaughingcrabgallery.com
Know that you're buying from a trusted, reliable business owner! I look forward to making you a happy customer too!
On Etsy at:
On ebay at:
Buy 5 plant stakes and get a 6th one totally free!
Always happy to make a package price on multiple pieces!
I was born in California. My mother, grandmother and myself moved to Oregon 35+ years ago. I currently reside in the Willammette Valley. I love that you can drive to the mountains or the coast in about an hour. I just started doing shows in Florida again! The two states have such a diversity in plant, animal and sea life! I'm lucky and blessed that I am never far from the sights and sounds that inspire me!
I have been blessed with two wonderful children. Their outlook on life & opinions are a constant source of happiness and inspiration! They have watched my metal art business grow through the years and have been so much help too!
During High School I had just about every art class imaginable, but never did much with it after graduating. I later participated in Chemeketa Community College’s two year automotive program…a far cry from where I am now.
I have been making art full time for about 12 years now, but the fire to create has been burning for a long time. I love to create works of art as diverse as is possible, from the small and whimsical to the large and serious, and everything in between. I work primarily in the medium of metal, but often add locally collected driftwood for a sometimes subtle and sometimes stunning effect.
I truly believe art is a very personal thing, whether it is the person creating it, or the person acquiring it. Art touches you deeply and compels you to move…to touch it, look at it, and appreciate something within yourself.
Due to my cutting and grinding techniques, it is impossible for any two pieces to ever be identical. All work is done by hand, these are not stamped out nor are they produced with a water jet, laser cutter, or CNC (computerized machine) of any kind! I feel this makes each piece a true original, and helps set my work apart from the others!
Please use the Etsy or ebay links below to view my work and make your purchase! Or use the "contact me" section to discuss that one of a kind piece, made just for you and your needs! Thanks so much for stopping by, and have a great day
1000 SE Bay Blvd., Newport, OR 97365, us
By appointment only, or please visit:
The Laughing Crab Gallery in Florence, Oregon
Oceanic Arts on Newport, Oregon's historic bayfront!
Art Expo in beautiful St. Pete Beach, Florida!