Jo Ann Hopkins -
Marquetry Box with Leaf Design
This design on this box was taken from a water-colour painting I did of a branch of gum leaves. Some drawings or paintings seem to come easily as did this one. I found the branch while on a walk, drew them that afternoon and painted them over the next week. The wood of the box is oak salvaged from a winery. The marquetry leaves are made from an assortment of timber veneers. The green background is a pressure-dyed veneer. One of my favourites!
Dimensions: 265 x 137 x 60 mm.
Care: Polish with a good quality furniture polish and buff with a soft cloth. Keep to of direct sunlight.
Jo Ann's watercolour painting as inspiration
About Jo Ann
After finishing my course in cabinetmaking, I took a masterclass in marquetry and realised that I could use my botanical art as studies for my marquetry and my woodworking to make the boxes. For me, it is a lovely combination of the two and nature provides a never-ending supply of subjects.
Jo Ann specializes in beautiful leaf designs
You can see more of Jo Ann's work here