Vincent Marshall uses wood from fallen trees from the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains and creates stunning art that may be admired on a shelf or put to practical use. In his craft, Vincent uses a wood lathe to impart new life to trees. Vincent is a talented and versatile artist of many years who has been creating art and furniture most of his life.
Born in 1963, Vincent Marshall has lived all his life in Northern California. Upholstery was his initial trade as a young man, but over time he expanded his skill into word carving, building furniture, restoring antiques, retrofitting interiors of boats, to most recently turning wood on a lathe. He refined his skills as an artist at Mendocino Community College where he received an AA in Fine Arts.
Vincent approaches each piece individually, drawing inspiration from the wood itself, and ultimately allowing the wood to dictate the finished piece. “Wood is a very exciting medium because it has so much depth. It is almost like it is living because it is always changing. Each layer brings new texture and design,” he says.