I have been manipulating materials my whole life as a professional carpenter/repair artist, and in 2004 “Needed a Welder”! I’ve wanted one of these scary fireball spitting machines my whole life, but the time wasn’t right. I had a friend show me how to use this “Hot Steel” Glue Gun, took a few night classes, and am treken new, uncharted land!
It was now time to meet Miles Amorelli… An incredible artist who had just acquired “his-own-bad-self” a welder a year earlier and was making astounding things out of scrap steel and other found stuff! After spending a few days with him I was overwhelmed with the “Feeling” that I had just found my new life’s work! I announced to my wife I was going to be a “World-Famous Artist”! She cocked her head in wonder, mumbled something, and walked away! Not sure if it was the never making a piece of art in my life thing, or the flunking out of 8th grade art class that threw her? How do you flunk out of art class, haha, funny story over a smoothie sometime…
I appreciate the clients that have made me the top selling artist at what may be the finest Gallery in the Midwest; Edgewood Orchard Galleries (http://edgewoodorchard.com). I have Museum Quality pieces at the Neville Public Museum in Green Bay, WI and in private collections all over the US, and soon to be “The World”.
I stand back with amazement and gratitude with each new creation, while looking forward to the next!
Technical training includes: 6 years of junior and high school shop classes where I studied, plastics, electricity, metals, small engines, physics and woodworking. I am a 1976 Preble High School graduate in Green Bay, WI, where I still reside. Following high school I earned a degree in “Wood Techniques” from Northeastern Wisconsin Technical College. I started my own “Rent a Carpenter” business for the next 30 years, while working part-time with United Parcel Service where I currently have a pension, that includes “Paying me Not to Come” till I die…
Accomplishments and Awards include: A co-patent on an innovative, industry changing archery sighting device that employs a two-point system that is “Tuned to the Bow”.
Grand Prize in the 3rd annual “Property Fix-up Contest” sponsored by the Green Bay Board of Realtors for extensive renovation of current home and studio at 2620 Bellevue St in Green Bay, WI.
Exhibit of “Alpha Rooster” in the 63rd annual Neville Public Museum Juried art exhibit.
Awarded a public commission from “Park in the Art”, “Olde Main St.” where I created “Bessie the Cow”, an artistic bike rack in use at the CVS Pharmacy on Webster Ave., Green Bay, WI.
3 Memorial steel art installations displayed in the scenic surroundings at the Bay Beech Wildlife Sanctuary in Green Bay, WI.
2 Memorial steel art installations situated on the shore of Lake Michigan along the Mariners Trail in Manitowoc, WI.
August 2013 Participant in “Art Street”, One of the Midwest’s Largest Juried art shows, held annually in Green Bay, WI.
Accepted into Edgewood Orchard Galleries in Beautiful Door County in the summer of 2014, and was the top selling artist in 2015, 2016 and ???