My creations are primarily one-of-a-kind pieces feature in galleries, exhibitions, and in the homes and offices of private clients. These works of art are primarily contemporary – always drawing inspiration from nature’s graceful lines and gentle curves. Future heirlooms are created utilizing many exotic species of wood from around the world. Beautiful exotics, combined with domestic species are distinctive to Ramon Valdez Fine Furniture.
In 2005, I had the privilege to study under Craig Vandall Stevens, a well-known marquetarian, furniture builder, and teacher. In 2006, I had the opportunity to study furniture design with Michael C. Fortune at Anderson Ranch in Aspen, Colorado. The knowledge and experience that I received from both of these artists inspired me to approach my art with a new-found passion.
I’ve been featured in numerous publications, locally and nationally, and have received many awards and honors. In 2006, “Flight of Fancy,” my first marquetry box, received first place honors in the specialties category of the Craftsman’s Challenge sponsored by Veneer Tech. More recently, “Jounetsu,” (a Shoji screen) won Honorable Mention in the Design Portfolio Award competition sponsored by CWB Magazine.
I currently show out of the Shidoni Gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico as well as Artifacts Gallery and Nicole’s, both in Farmington, New Mexico.
I must first thank God for blessing me with such a great talent and for blessing me with the ability to pursue my dream.
To my boys, Darren and Derek, thank you for all your love and understanding.
To my wife, DeYan, thank you for all of the support you have given me over the years and believing in me.
To Joanna Faulk, thank you for your devotion in developing Fine Furniture into what it is today
To all of my friends and family, all I can say is thank you for being patient with me.
To the photographers: Dale Anderson, Aztec Media; Ken West, Cameras-N-Computers; and Dave Taylor, Elegant Images; Sherri Large, Sherrie’s Studio; Ron Liss, Creative Images- thank you.
“Ramon Valdez Fine Furniture” would not be where it is today if I didn’t have the support and understanding from all of you!