I have been involved in woodwork all my adult life, mostly woodturning and woodcarving. Recently I developed an interest in intarsia, which is 3D wood mosaic. A picture is formed by cutting and shaping different types of coloured timbers (often sourced from my backyard pruning).
Timber has infinite colouring and texture. Intarsia in its pure form uses no added colour.
I taught myself intarsia with information from books and the internet. Commercial patterns are available or can be developed from one’s own ideas, which is the area I am interested in. Each piece takes many hours of work.
I started exhibiting at the Artists Collective Studio and Gallery in Tenterfield in 2019 and was a finalist in the 2021 Stanthorpe Art Prize with my intarsia piece ‘Dragon’, which was subsequently sold.
As in all art forms, your technique is in continual development and I hope to continue to improve and give pleasure to all lovers of woodwork.
Interested in these artworks?