I have been creating marquetry pictures throughout my life. I specialise in all sizes and subjects from miniatures up to twenty square feet. If you are looking for a special picture this is the place - for bigger panels or furniture there are brilliant UK companies like Ace Marquetry at http://www.acemarquetry.co.uk?temp-new-window-replacement=true and my good friends at Veneering Solutions Ltd who produce high quality bespoke panels and furniture: http://www.veneeringsolutionsltd.co.uk
All my work is produced using traditional hand cutting methods. I am responsible for the whole artistic process from design, choice of veneers, cutting, laying, and finishing. My work is unique in that I use centuries' old techniques, but focus on contemporary themes, reflecting everyday life. In fact my style has been described by Piyush Sluri, founder of Handmade in Britain, as 'heritage skills with a contemporary twist' and I have been called in the USA 'the Edward Hopper of marquetry.' My artistic object is to transcend representational art and, like Hopper, to aim for 'subdued drama out of commonplace subjects layered with a poetic meaning, inviting narrative interpretations.
I exhibit and sell regularly in the UK and the USA and accept commissions from around the world. Most of my work is based on my own photographs but I am happy to consider your own themes or photographs. My work is not just limited to pictures but also other work where marquetry is the key feature - signs, games boards, religious artefacts, even replica vinyl album covers! I will let you know whether your request will work in wood - quotations and preliminary discussions are free!
Feel free to look through my portfolio for a sample of my work, and also my commissions page - you will be surprised at the range of commissions I undertake. If you have any questions, please contact me. Also feel free to go to the bottom of the page and do a like for facebook! You can also follow me on instagram: http://www.instagram.com/themarquetryshack