Becky comes from a family of artists – each with their own unique talents. Many hours as a child were spent in her grandfather’s carpentry shop, father’s jewelry store, and mother’s painting studio. Mix together all of the fine detail, plus a love of stained glass design, and she found wood intarsia to be a perfect artistic medium.
A self-taught woodworker, Becky enjoys drafting her own patterns for projects. Where many modern intarsia artists employ an almost sculptural aspect to their designs, Becky prefers to follow the 14th-16th century style of imagery. To do this, she uses woods in varying shades to achieve areas of light and shadow.
As a paleontologist Becky puts together fossil puzzles every day, so puzzles made out of wood aren’t that different! Each piece is cut and fit by hand to make a picture. Whether a pet portrait, flower, small ornament, or large scene, she hopes people will appreciate nature’s rainbow of trees. She runs a one-woman-woodshop, so while projects take time, she hopes to make them worth your while.