After 30 years of working in the steel industry Doug’s passion for creating unique one of a kind Metal Sculptured Bells using many of the same techniques and processes he became so familiar with in the Steel Mill are now made manifest in his artistic endeavors. Making a sculpture out of old found objects and persuading it to succumb to his will is the challenge that Doug has thrived on in his work.
Items that might end up in junkyards or farmers backyards are all potential art objects in waiting. In many Asian cultures the combination of stone & steel is considered (ZEN) or good fortune. That is why you see the stones so prominently displayed in his beautiful work. Many of them are from faraway places that Doug has visited. Doug also incorporates fused glass from recycled bottles created by his wife, artist Dianne Adams.
Doug’s beautiful signature garden bells with their unusual and eye catching designs have found international acclaim & and are in public and private collections. His award winning designs are cutting edge. Doug’s work is truly one of a kind.
Doug currently resides with his amazing artist wife Dianne and their aspiring artist son Ryan in Southern Idaho, living their dream!