Mark was born and raised in the beautiful, but cold, state of Wisconsin.
When looking at retirement, he and his wife and helper of 45 years, Debbie, knew they didn't want to shovel snow any longer and were blessed to find their own little mountain retreat in North Carolina.
When Mark retired after 34 years as a Lutheran minister, he discovered another love- working with wood. He is self-taught and ever learning and experimenting and calls himself The Creator's Little Apprentice.
He enjoys using driftwood, wood gleaned from forest floors or his own little forest, repurposed woods from a variety of sources and rescued wood. All of his pieces are unique and tend toward rustic and his joy is bringing out the beauty in God's creation. He uses a variety of tools and finishes for each piece. He enjoys making free standing sculptures, wall hangings, seasonal art pieces, and a variety of fun pieces. He makes his own frames and backings for his wall hangings.
May Jesus bless you as you enjoy His creation all around you.