Welcome to #mymosaiclife
mosaic & beading artist
Influenced by surroundings at home and abroad, my mosaics focus on our ongoing connection to nature - the beauty and movement. I also enjoy the inconsistencies and the asymmetry found in the world, which I identify as the wabi sabi aesthetic. An old piece of barnboard that has irregularities can be ideal for the substrate of a mosaic....it’s the extra imperfections that please.
The electric colours of spring, the vibrancy of summer and autumn moving into the sparkling ice of winter create an endless pallet for creations in mosaic. Each piece may include found objects, driftwood, stained glass, beads, smalti, shells, mirror, recycled china, stones, jewels, junkshop finds, vintage maps, hand-painted papers and cloth.
Having lived and worked abroad, I have been struck by the differences in light and colour. This has been reflected in my glass and paper art for over 25 years. Life in the Ottawa Valley on a lake is truly a gift. I spend hours exploring and treasure hunting on our property and along the Ottawa River and now defunct railway, gathering pieces to use – the mystery of these finds become part of my mosaic story.