Illustration: Illustration & sequential art
Painting: Signs & murals
Functional Art: Papercrafting
Paper: Traditional and repurposed bookbinding
My family has been in Northwestern Washington since the 1890's and I get homesick when I try to live in other places.
I went to Camp Orkila (Orcas Island) and Camp Casey (Whidbey Island) as a child in the 1970's. I secretly think that's why I ended up back in the Islands as a 'grown-up' in 1995!
I've drawn, painted and been creative with my hands since I was 3 years old, and through my life I've tried all kinds of mediums, specializing in none.
I've always been drawn to creating useful items.
In 2007, I started 'goofing around' to make my own sketchbooks, and started to get more serious about the craft. I studied bookbinding at Penland in North Carolina and dove in full-time after that.
I now make custom journals and sketchbooks and do archival book restoration. One of my favorite things is working with my customers; they challenge me to try new things and give me great ideas and feedback.
I make custom books and albums in leather, cloth and paper.
Feel free to contact me for any reason.
P.O. Box 806
Lopez Island, WA 98261
Slow Art Studio & Bindery
1008 Dill Road, suite E
An art studio and book bindery, open by chance, or by appointment.
I'm there almost every afternoon. My studio is on the Southwest side of the building, entry on the loading dock side.
Custom binding, illustration or signpainting projects are always welcome!