Dame Judi Dench Marquetry Portrait
Wheathills has paid tribute to one of Britain’s finest actors with this stunning marquetry portrait of Dame Judi Dench.
Our artists, inspired by a photograph taken for the British Independent Film Awards have endeavoured to capture more than a likeness – we believe our work reveals the very qualities inherent in the character of an actress who has explored every aspect of the human condition during her long career.
The frame is made from solid walnut and the portrait is inlaid with a cushion of quilted maple.
Patterns in the grain of the maple are reminiscent of a windswept beach. These can be viewed as the shifting characters and many-layered personalities portrayed during a lifetime of acting.
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To commission a portrait by Wheathills simply provide us with an existing family photograph or arrange a photoshoot with our in-house professional photographer to produce a suitable image for our team of artists' to be inspired by.
We will then provide you with your own artists impression, based on a pencil drawing of the source image. Once you approve this work, we will discuss additional aspects including the frame design, background veneers and other personalisation.
During a twelve week process you will be welcome to visit us to experience at first hand, the gradual transformation of thousands of pieces of timber into a magnificent portrait.