I am a bonsai artist, grower, writer, photographer and teacher.
Email me: “eric (at sign) phutu.com“
I also get email sent to:
“contact (at sign) bssf.org”
I grew up in Boonville, California, among beautiful redwoods, oaks and buckeye trees. My interest in bonsai has lead me to explore the mountains of California, Arizona, Nevada, Idaho, Oregon, and Utah in search of wild and wonderful trees. Bonsai is an avenue for exploration of the natural world around us as much as it is an art form that captures the essence of trees.
I volunteer as a member of the Bonsai Society of San Francisco and teach both basic and advanced classes in San Francisco. I work on clients’ trees around the bay area and I work on my own trees and those of my friends.
My enjoyment of bonsai comes from making trees look interesting and beautiful. One of my great passions is to grow trees from seeds or cuttings into finished bonsai. Even though this can take a decade or longer, it is quite rewarding.
I was featured in an article on 7×7 magazines site in July 2015:
In October 2014 I was featured on the website Gardenista: