As you can tell from the picture, the outdoors has been a big part of my life. It is reflected in many of the intarsia projects that I do.
I enjoy spending time with my family and with Mother Nature during all the changing seasons. The picture to the right was taken while picking morel mushrooms in the spring of the year with my son Tom. He does graphic design, embroidery and screen printing with his business associate, Jeff. He also made the mushroom shirt that I'm wearing.
My family is the most important part of my life and provides inspiration for most of what is important to me. Special thanks to Karen who puts up with the time I spend on my projects and for her input which adds to the final outcome. This makes it all the more special. You know... "the womans touch." I also have pictures of my grandchildren, right at my work station, for that extra bit of patience that I need from time to time.
All in all Life is good.
I'm happy to share this special talent with all of you.
– Dave Kolter