Meet the Artist


Quick Bio:


I am a mosaic artist, recently relocated from Chagrin Falls, Ohio to Mooresville, North Carolina.  I received a Bachelor of Fine Arts, Cum Laude, from Miami University, with a concentration in textile design.  I began my career in the design studio of Imperial Wallcoverings, Beachwood, Ohio, then launched my own wallpaper and fabric design business.  


After 10 years of creating textiles, I started playing around with mosaic.  I became addicted.  I find the process of creating images out of many little pieces soothing and satisfying.  I am especially drawn to pattern and flow, as found in ancient Greek and Roman mosaics.  I am captivated by the richness and beauty of the materials I use:  stained glass, vitreous glass tile, glazed ceramic tile, glass beads, vintage glass buttons, stone.  I tend to use a lot of color in my work.  

 

Gardens and nature inspire me.  I am also inspired by travel.  My work is influenced by the ancient mosaics I have seen, as well as the breathtaking scenery I have stumbled upon around the world.  Recently, I have been exploring mandalas and labyrinths in mosaic, bringing together hedge mazes and labyrinths that I have visited, as well as my interest in meditation.

 

My pieces range from framed art to architectural installations to functional pieces, such as tables and garden benches.


Recent Projects:


2019  Created custom wall and ceiling mosaic mural for private residence

2019  Created custom mosaic address sign for private residence

2018  Created a group of 8 custom mosaic stepping stones for a private garden in Vancouver, British Columbia.

2018  Visiting Artist at LaSalle-Backus Education Campus, in coordination with City Blossoms and Foodcorps, Washington D.C.  Guided 4th - 6th grade students in creating mosaic wall decor for their pollinator garden.

2016  Created custom wall mural for upscale hair salon, Woodmere, Ohio.

2015  Created custom mosaic garden benches for private gardens in Florida, Ohio, and Texas.

2013  Created mosaic garden benches for public and private memorial gardens in Chicago, Illinois, and Dayton, Ohio.

2011  Artist In Residence Kenston Intermediate School, Chagrin Falls, Ohio.  Led 500+ students in creating 5 mosaic benches and 5 mosaic wall murals.


Recent Exhibitions:


2019  Flowers and Gardens, 311 Gallery, Raleigh, NC., Awarded 2nd Place.

2019  6th Annual Regional Juried Exhibition, Group Ten Gallery, Kent, OH.

2019  100+ Moments In Mosaic, The Parthenon Museum, Nashville, TN.

2018  6th National Fine Art Craft Hilton Head, Hilton Head Island, SC.

2018  31st National Juried Exhibit, South Cobb Arts Alliance, Mableton, GA.

2018  Fin, Fur & Feather, Valley Art Center, Chagrin Falls, OH.

2017  Beyond Borders, a mosaic auction to benefit Doctoers Without Borders.

2017  Landscapes and Seascapes, 311 Gallery, Raleigh, NC.

2017  Confluence of Expression Floral Exhibit, Green Door Gallery, Webster Groves, MO., Honorable Mention.

2016  Come Spring, A Solo Mosaic Exhibit, Cuyahoga County Public Library Solon Branch, Solon, OH.

2014  Mosaic Arts International Mosaic Exhibit, Houston TX.

2014  Seeing Color Exhibit, Institute of Mosaic Art, Berkeley, CA.


Publication:


2016  Nature Inspired:  Autumn 2016, Falling Leaves Press.

2015  Bonnie Fitzgerald's Guide to Mosaic Techniques, Trafalgar Square Books.

2014  Mosaic Arts International Exhibition Catalogue, Society of American Mosaic Artists.




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