JMRDesignsOnLine

Fine Art, Functional Art, Custom Creations

Mason, Michigan | 172 Sales

JMRDesignsOnLine

Fine Art, Functional Art, Custom Creations

Mason, Michigan 172 Sales On Etsy since 2016

5 out of 5 stars (25)
Jason Roberts

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Jason Roberts

Announcement    Valued art lovers, I take the time to hand craft each piece from raw hardwood into a seamless, silky smooth work of finished art. I take great pride in what I do. Whether shopping for a gift or for yourself, you can trust that the finished product will be a unique, professional quality work of art. You don't have to take my word for it... please read my reviews to see what my customers have said.
Jay Roberts
Shop Owner & Artist

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Last updated on Feb 27, 2019

Valued art lovers, I take the time to hand craft each piece from raw hardwood into a seamless, silky smooth work of finished art. I take great pride in what I do. Whether shopping for a gift or for yourself, you can trust that the finished product will be a unique, professional quality work of art. You don't have to take my word for it... please read my reviews to see what my customers have said.
Jay Roberts
Shop Owner & Artist

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Compact acoustic smartphone amplifiers come in a wide variety of styles and wood species. Beautiful, functional, affordable art!
Amplify your iPad or iPhone while charging up to 3 devices at once. Introducing the first hardwood acoustic amplifier and multiple device charging station.
Just finished the latest piece in my “Filling the Void” series. “Reflections” was hand crafted on a scroll saw. What seems like abstract chaos begins to make sense as color and light are reflected in all directions. 27” square. Framed. Free Shipping!
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About

Jay Roberts - Artist Bio

The Process
My process begins by carefully selecting images of significant people, places, and events. I study the images looking for the places where the reflected light and shadows meet. Holes are precisely drilled through every “island of shadow” to allow an entry point for the blade. I cut away all of the shadows while leaving connections between the areas of reflected light whenever possible. Once all of the shadows are removed, the image that remains is carefully sanded, sealed with oil and coated liberally with a clear finish. Finally, the piece is framed over a contrasting mat to highlight the depth and fine details of the piece.

The Medium
Wood has strength and resilience to stand the test of time and yet has warmth and intrinsic beauty. The subtle variations in grain pattern, color and texture make each piece as unique as a fingerprint. The depth of the wood adds dimension, which accentuates the fine details and enhances the realism of the piece. It seemed the ideal medium for my work.

My tool of choice
A few years ago I discovered the scroll saw and realized the limitless potential of my art. The needle thin blade allows for amazing precision. The challenge is remaining perfectly steady while accurately following the zigzagging lines and curves. Many hours go into every step of the process from designing to cutting to finishing the piece.

How I became an artist
I am a Michigan State University alum with a degree in building construction management. I graduated and worked in commercial construction for several years. I left my career to care for my daughter when she was born 8 years ago. Before long I started sketching out designs and built myself a workshop in my spare time. It was there that I began to experiment with wood as a medium. While construction management had its perks, I prefer working with my hands creating unique expressions of artistry. When I’m not caring for my two amazing kids, I can be found in my workshop working on my latest art piece. I’m always keeping an eye on the world around me as a source of inspiration for my next creative endeavor.

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Last updated on Mar 14, 2018
Frequently asked questions
How fast can I get my finished art?

I typically ship your art piece the same day you place the order. If the post office is still open I'll try to get it there. 2 days the usual time from order placement to delivery.