Errol Bruce

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Errol Bruce, Artist

Errol Bruce

Marquetry is the art and craft of applying pieces of wood veneer to a structure to form decorative patterns, designs or pictures.

Caribbean-born artist, Errol Bruce, creates life through arts with the use of Marquetry, a technique dating back to 16th century France. Although originally used as a decorative technique in furniture making and craft work, his work has transformed the technique into a mesmerizing art form. He uses tiny individual pieces of exotic wood from all over the world, some the size of a pin head, which are inlaid to form an intricately detailed design. The vibrant colors are a reflection of his Trinidadian upbringing and his work as a costume designer for Trinidad’s well known “Carnival” celebration.

Errol’s work has been on display in various New York and Florida galleries. He has won and received various awards, certificates, and recognition for his artistic ability in creating amazing results with his skills of Marquetry:

  • Individual Art Showcase Award - Queens, New York
  • Certificate of Recognition – Hempstead Long Island, New York
  • Citation of Artistic Excellence – Nassau County Legislature, New York
  • Disney Festival of the Masters – Orlando, Florida

He is one of few artists in the United States practicing Marquetry as an art form.

Errol has taught summer classes in Marquetry at Santa Fe College in Gainesville, Florida. Moving to Georgia, Errol’s artwork was on exhibit for several weeks at the famous Tubman Museum in Macon, Georgia.  He was recently featured on WCPO’s “Cincy Lifestyle” program.

Errol has made Cincinnati, Ohio his home and is proud to introduce you to the art of Marquetry.