I am a part time mosaic artist based in Peterborough. I started making mosaics originally as a form of therapy after a period of ill health. The therapeutic value of mosaic making is immense. However it does involve a lot of staring at colours and shapes trying to decide which ones to use in a piece! I try to make my pieces as colourful as possible, as I like to have artwork in my home that makes me feel happy and peaceful.
The mosaic picture below (from a series of 3 ‘Meadow’ pictures all sold now) capture the sense of colour, light and tranquility that I want to create in my pieces :
I love nature and animals; these influence my mosaic work hugely and inspire me to create colourful pieces centering around flowers, trees and the sea. I tend to work in quite an abstract way and my pieces are designed to give the sense of something through colour, shapes and textures. I particularly love using quite shiny or iridescent glass tiles as these reflect light beautifully. I often add little things, such as gem stones or little pebbles that I have found on trips to the north Norfolk coast. Such as the Seascape picture below:
I also love and find inspiration from Folk Art. The following series of 3 pictures captures the style of North American Folk Art:
I took part in PAOS last year and later had a stall at Peterborough Cathedral’s Christmas Market- which I shall be attending again this year.
I sell my work online, through my Etsy shop: ShelaghHopeMosaics.
and also through the Art In the Heart on line market place:
I am very happy to accept commissioned pieces.
I also create lots of smaller items, such as coasters:
Small hanging birds, owls, cupcakes and hearts:
These all make lovely unique little gifts.
Thank you so much for looking at my bio- there are many more pictures that I could include- but hopefully you can visit me (and Mary Kemp) during the Open Studios to see more….. I look forward to seeing you then and may even make some cupcakes…..
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