Woodworker, David Reisland
Join us at the gallery as we feature the works of award-winning woodworker, David Reisland. A modern master of marquetry, David fine woodworking, featuring everything from detailed flowers to tropical fish, feeds his need to continually strive for perfection. His ability to balance aesthetics and engineering to create beautiful furniture has earned him many awards, but its those intricate details that really set him apart. David’s latest marquetry works go a step beyond with the use of transparent paints to bring the vivid colors of his subjects to life—created with the intention of filling your home with beauty while also perpetuating the life of the tree.
“As a fifth generation woodworker, the need to be in the studio is in my bones,” says David. “My passion for woodworking has driven a career of almost 50 years and continues to fuel my creative process. My genetic history goes back to when my ancestors were the “traveling tinkerers” of southern Germany. I know now how I can accomplish new techniques I’ve never tried before – it’s in my DNA.
by Timothy Allan Shafto
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Henderson Design Group
Award-winning furniture maker and woodturner, Timothy Allan Shafto’s latest body of work, combining Hawaiian koa wood with “colorflow” abstract painting, has quickly gained him notoriety and praise. All of his previous skill sets are obvious in his creations–from their integral koa or sapele frames, to their smooth finish.
Reflecting his love of this land and it’s endless horizons, Tim has created a series of mixed-media paintings that sparkle in the light and transport us to places where the island and ocean meet. His latest creations explore the edge of transformations through abstract works highlighting the natural beauty of koa wood.
His work serves to remind us to breathe deep, relax, and appreciate the beauty of nature. They can be found in private collections across the globe, and the US Embassy in Fiji.