"A centuries old art and craft, Marquetry involves laying different materials, most commonly wood, on a base to produce artistic designs. All my work is produced using traditional hand cutting methods (not laser). I see the art of marquetry as using the natural grain of wood and the tones it can create.
While a lot of Marquetry features traditional, ‘chocolate box’ themes, I prefer to concentrate on more contemporary subjects, involving people and figures – my work has been described as ‘heritage skills with a contemporary twist’.
I exhibit and sell regularly in the UK and USA and undertake commissions from around the world. A wide selection of my work is based on my own photographs and can be seen on my website; I am also happy to consider your own photos and ideas for commission. Recent examples of the variety of commissions undertaken include producing a replica of a vinyl record album, the Itsukushima Shrine in a 3 cm brooch for a Japanese client, inlay work on a handmade guitar, and a twenty square foot beach scene for a client in Florida! The crazier the request, the more I like it!"