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Miniature Masterworks: Chris Malcomson

Miniature Masterworks: Chris Malcomson

Christopher Malcomson’s marquetry furniture focuses on William and Mary, Georgian, and Victorian styles. He views past masters’ work as an outstanding pallette from which he can take ideas. Each complex marquetry design he creates has an experimental element as he acquires new techniques.

Malcomson is one of the more than sixty artists participating in Miniature Masterworks, September 15-17, 2017.

Miniature Masterworks: Hanna Kahl-Hyland

Miniature Masterworks: Hanna Kahl-Hyland

Hanna Kahl-Hyland carves her miniature figures from holly, boxwood, and pearwood. Her figures are inspired by both the good and evil in fairy tales. She recently began painting in miniature, finding inspiration in the intimate interiors and figures of painter Pieter de Hooch.

Kahl-Hyland is one of more than sixty artists participating in Miniature Masterworks, September 15-17, 2017.

Miniature Masterworks: Victoria Morozova

Miniature Masterworks: Victoria Morozova

Victoria Morozova creates fine-scale furniture, focusing on the Art Nouveau style. She especially enjoys the challenge of marquetry, bringing to life a sketch with the help of wood grain, texture, and color. Morozova considers reproducing furniture pieces a dialogue between herself and the original artists, taking inspiration from the beauty of the design and transferring it to a smaller scale.

Morozova is one of more than sixty artists participating in Miniature Masterworks, September 15-17, 2017.

Miniature Masterworks: Rohit Khanna

Miniature Masterworks: Rohit Khanna

Rohit Khanna makes fine reproductions of period furniture from cabinetmakers such as Thomas Chippendale and Charles Andre Boulle. He is fascinated by the blend of metal and wood and the mechanical movement in furniture. His furniture is made of Sheesham wood, and he manufactures his own hardware using lost-wax casting.

Khanna is one of more than sixty artists participating in Miniature Masterworks, September 15-17, 2017.

Miniature Masterworks: Mark Murphy

Miniature Masterworks: Mark Murphy

 Mark Murphy’s miniature making began with an interest in the forms of the functional, classic furniture models. Although he began with Shaker pieces, he has expanded to other early American styles: William and Mary, Queen Anne, Pennsylvania Dutch, and Arts and Crafts. Murphy has collaborated with many fellow fine-scale artists to create pieces that work well in a setting alongside other miniature works

Murphy is one of more than sixty artists participating in Miniature Masterworks, September 15-17, 2017.