Into The Woods Studio

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Art has always been part of my life, it is what I excel at. All my work is a collaboration with nature and with thing that were. I first started to use recycled material in my art when I was in college to keep down the coast of material. That put me on a long journey that evolved over time as did my art. Also, travels to manny places like Santa Fe, with its Rio Grande high style & Indian art; the Adirondacks  of NY and the craftsmen who built its great rustic camps, ...all of this and more have bored into my psyche and shaped my eye.

I consider myself an urban forester, before Green was Green, I have worked with recycled wood, urban milled wood and other vintage material. I not only use this material, but I am influenced and inspired by it.

In my art, I aim to communicate through a sense of feeling or instinct. My art is not meant to have a meaning, instead I aspire to touch your sense of whimsy, to bring a smile to your face. Always working Green and loving it.

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My work can be seen at Made in Pescadero  216 Stage Road, Pescadero CA

                                                   FOLK ART

                                            RUSTIC ELEGANCE

                                            INDUSTRIAL LOOK


                          CABIN, LODGE LOOK, ADIRONDACK

                                                 SHABBY CHIC

  All of these adjectives have been used to describe my one of a kind green art furniture.

  Ralph Kylloe, author of Rustic and other books on art furniture said of my work,

  “you’re doing great classic folk art....Right now your pieces are full of fun and humor.”

2017, I showed in two shows this year The Livermore spring show entered a fork art yardstick cabinet and won 3rd place and a special city award. In this years Marin Fair I took a honorable mention in fine art with a Canoe cabinet, Second place in art chair and a second place in recycled art.

2016, Took two 2nd place awards at the Marin Fair this year.

2015, Art shows, Sculpture & Craft, Marin Society of artists in Ross Ca., Lost and Found, in the town of Danville at the Village theater Art Gallery. Transformations at the SUN Gallery, Hayward, CA. The Marin Fair has been good to me once again this year with a, Honorable Mention in fine art, 1st place in adult art chair, 1st place and a Best of Show in Trash to Treasure. I am part of, The Journal of Green Building article by Steffi Dotson from the Furniture Society on building green.

2014, Starting the year right as a Finalist to Eco Arts Awards, for repurposed material in art and design. Marin Society of artists show, Traditional to Cutting  Edge, 2nd place. Part of group show, RETHINKIT, at Gallery 85, a Vernon Davis Foundation for the Arts in San Jose. Marin County Fair, took a 2nd for art chair, a 1st for recycled art and a Best of Show for 3D fine art furniture.

2013, Marin Society of Artists, open craft & sculpture show, took 3rd place.

Beauty of Imperfection, OHCA’s 10th Annual Wabi-Sabi juried show.

Marin county Fair, Honorable Mention Fine Art, 2nd Place Chair Art,

1st Place Recycle Art. OHCA’s juried show SYMBOLS.

2012, art shows; Livermore Spring Art Show. O’Hanlon Center for the arts, Mill Valley, Wabi Sabi show. Marin County Fair, took a 2nd, a 1st, and a BEST of SHOW

Artistry in Wood, Sonoma county Museum

Member;  Furniture Society,   Livermore Art association, East Bay Pro Arts

At my studio in Livermore, Larry Berger