After retiring from a career at IBM at the turn of the century, I started
beading, and now I can’t stop. Doing beadwork incorporates my
engineering background, my aesthetics, and my love of jewelry. I started
doing jewelry by simply stringing, but that was too easy and limited. I
switched to the very intricate beadwork I do today. It is fairly laborious and
intense. Sometimes I undo much of what I do to get it right. Just as I enjoy
slow cooking, I like slow beading. I strive in my work to produce heirloom
and museum quality pieces that endure.
After almost 40 years at United Airlines, Jeff retired and started painting
again. He studied at the University at Puget Sound in Washington state and graduated with Bachleor’s degree in Fine Arts.
The body of his work reflects his love of vineyard landscapes in Napa,
France, and Italy as well his life-long passion for cars and automobilia.
Endlessly creative and imaginative, Jeff has added some assemblages and
sculptures to his repertoire.