Having spent his childhood on a scenic farming community in rural Saskatchewan, many of Harvey's sand etched or carved glass and stained glass pieces depict nature at its best. Harvey draws inspiration from the old stained glass windows in many of the area’s churches. He have always had an interest in art, and took up sketching and oil painting in the early 1970’s to recreate the scenes of his youth. He became interested in stained glass after visiting several glass and craft shows depicting glass works.
In the past several years Harvey has been fortunate to receive commission work in stained glass panels, religious windows, and various sand etching & carving projects. The challenges of repairing old stained glass windows have opened up some new dimensions in window construction. He is presently exploring new possibilities with sand etching & carving.
"I enjoy challenging myself to create new ideas and to capture artistic images and expressions through glass, … ‘inspiration is everywhere and the possibilities are endless’."