May 10, 1959 in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada, I grew up in Ontario and
Quebec before settling in Niagra-on-the-Lake, Ontario. Having spent ten
years in a construction and engineering environment, I developed an interest
in Intarsia after helping out a friend at the Tucson show and being introduced
to a variety of gemstone artists from around the world. It became apparent
that gemstones could be an outlet for me to get interested in Intarsia.
I think it appeals to me because of the challenge of meticulous work and
fine detail, however maybe it's because I like to make things overly complicated.
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jaspers primarily from the American west are what I like to work with. These
stones fascinate me and are relatively plentiful. It can get difficult however,
to find top quality jaspers and this is what makes hunting for them all
the more enjoyable. Most of the time, a great Intarsia can be achieved by
just framing a well composed picture jasper.
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have been quite prolific over the years making boxes, clocks, plaques and
jewelry that appear in private collections around the world. My pieces are
initialed, dated and numbered on the reverse."
See more of Paul's work at: www.mystical-moon-creations.com.