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Gareth is one of a very select group of gemstone portrait artists. Great skill, artistry and experience is needed to be able to create accurate portraits. He is very passionate about his art and loves to travel to meet his clients whenever possible. He has been creating work for some of his clients around the worl… Read More
Gareth is one of a very select group of gemstone portrait artists. Great skill, artistry and experience is needed to be able to create accurate portraits. He is very passionate about his art and loves to travel to meet his clients whenever possible. He has been creating work for some of his clients around the world for over 27years.

Gareth feels strongly that for a cameo portrait to work he must feel that he knows the subject. It is very important to know the persons name and their nature so that he can enthuse the portrait carving with their spirit. Read Less
I love the moment when the portrait carving comes to life before my eyes. I find it exciting to see the personality of the subject captured in gemstone. I feel that I invest a part of myself in every portrait that I create.

I really enjoy the collaborative process involved in portraiture. I work closely with my c… Read More
I love the moment when the portrait carving comes to life before my eyes. I find it exciting to see the personality of the subject captured in gemstone. I feel that I invest a part of myself in every portrait that I create.

I really enjoy the collaborative process involved in portraiture. I work closely with my client to ensure that together we create an exceptional gemstone cameo portrait. Many of my previous clients have gone on to become friends. Read Less
Gareth Eckley carves cameos with such precision and grace that they have attracted the attention of several discerning collectors. With the Pocahontas Cameo, presented to Her majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Eckley strove to attain a level of authenticity...coming as close as he could to the original.

The completed P… Read More
Gareth Eckley carves cameos with such precision and grace that they have attracted the attention of several discerning collectors. With the Pocahontas Cameo, presented to Her majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Eckley strove to attain a level of authenticity...coming as close as he could to the original.

The completed Pocahontas brooch, now in the Queens' collection at Buckingham Palace, has already earned it's place as an historical cameo of note... Diana Jarrett, Author of ' Cameos Old and New - 4th Edition,' 2008. Pages: 268 - 270. Read Less
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