Brian Phillips, Marquetry Artist
A few years ago, I found myself seeking more creative work. Marquetry has been the perfect medium for me. It allows me to work in a tangible way, with a broad variety of woods to depict the soothing natural world of landscapes and buildings. Recently, I have shown my work at exhibitions and a local gallery. By continually seeking improvements in design, techniques and materials, marquetry provides me with a rich source of problem solving opportunities that drive the creative process forward.
I am attracted to the variety of woods from all over the globe that yield an astonishing array of colors, grains and textures. I carefully mix these elements in my sceneries to bring out the best contrasts between all features of the design. My hope is that my sceneries will be a reminder of the spectacular beauty of our natural world.