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Artist resides in Southern California
Some designs are authentic designs I find on Indian Blankets, Indian Rugs, Pottery, etc. and then adapted to a frame or table top
Many designs are my own
All pieces are one of a kind...no duplication
My pieces have been featured in magazines and used in photo shoots
Full time occupation is a tile contractor (creative tile installations) while this art work started as a hobby and has become a second
occupation
Designs may give the appearance of inlaid wood, due to the painting technique I use
Will create a custom piece from a fabric sample, etc. you provide
I welcome any feedback you have to offer

Contact artist with questions, requests, or specific…

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  • Male
  • Born on September 10
  • Joined January 12, 2009

Favorite materials

Poplar, pine and fir woods, Quality wax, Polyurathane varnish, Straw imported from France, Acrylic paints, Gel stains

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About

Artist resides in Southern California
Some designs are authentic designs I find on Indian Blankets, Indian Rugs, Pottery, etc. and then adapted to a frame or table top
Many designs are my own
All pieces are one of a kind...no duplication
My pieces have been featured in magazines and used in photo shoots
Full time occupation is a tile contractor (creative tile installations) while this art work started as a hobby and has become a second
occupation
Designs may give the appearance of inlaid wood, due to the painting technique I use
Will create a custom piece from a fabric sample, etc. you provide
I welcome any feedback you have to offer

Contact artist with questions, requests, or specific information regarding any of the pieces shown

Straw marquetry picture frames are truly...ONE OF A KIND! The straw is rye straw imported from France. The stalks are flattened then skillfully cut and applied to a wood surface in a variety of patterns.
Straw Marquetry was used by the Spanish in the missions they established up and down the California coast in the 1700's. Gold was too expensive for decorating the religous icons and interiors of the missions, so they used straw, which under various lighting conditions, gives off the appearance of gold. Hence the name "poor man's gold". Straw Art (Marquetry) is making a resurgance in popularity and the 'one of a kind' frames shown here are truly unique. Many hours are spent on each frame, from the design work, to prepping the straw and finally, the actual marquetry.

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