My work is mostly representational, and I am spellbound by the face and figure. Thereâ€™s real truth to the saying, â€œthe eyes are a window to the soul.â€ My work in mosaic unites my years as a painter and potter. I begin with a study in light and dark, then develop a painting from that drawing. Finally I create the image in stained glass mosaic, adding millefiori, handmade pottery, handmade glass beads, and other discoveries. As the mosaic takes shape, I lose track of time. Iâ€™m continuously learning and assessing my design, my choice of tesserae, and my non-traditional andamento. I create from my heart and allow my natural instincts to direct the journey. I find myself being pulled to develop a piece that is vibrant with color and textureâ€”one that I hope will delight the viewer.
I create a value drawing, then pain, then cut each individual piece of stained glass by hand with a nipper.
10/2009 - Contemporary Mosaic Art - Maplestone Gallery - Creemore, Ontario
09/2009 - Contemporary Mosaic Art 2009 - Ciel Gallery - Charolette , NC
09/2009 - Uncorked: The Bottled Up Emotions of Women Released through Mosaic - Bottleworks Ethnic Arts Center - Johnstown, PA
07/2009 - Tesserae: The Art of Mosaic - 2nd City Council Art Center