I am a mosaic artist based in Peterborough. I started making mosaics originally as a form of therapy after a period of ill health, as I found the therapeutic value of mosaic making immense.
After a long period of being unwell, triggered by work-related stress (I was a nurse manager in the NHS), a friend stated that the work had ‘broken me’. This simple statement summed up for me what had become so appealing about making shards of glass into a beautiful piece of art.
As a result, the following quote, which I came across recently, sums up what mosaic means for me personally:
‘Shards of glass can cut and wound or magnify a vision. Mosaic celebrates brokenness and the beauty of being brought together.’ (Terri Tempest Williams)
I have struggled throughout my life with depressive thoughts and anxiety and, for this reason, I try to make my mosaics full of vibrant colours and peaceful images to promote harmony and well-being.
I established my Etsy shop in 2017 and mainly sell my work through this. As a result of this, I now consider mosaicing to be my full-time employment.
Please feel free to click on the link below to have to look at my artwork:
My smaller items sell very well and make lovely unique gift ideas:
I love nature and this influences my mosaic work hugely and inspires me to create colourful pieces centering around flowers, trees and animals.
Folk Art is a particular interest of mine and I love researching images and ideas and translating them into mosaic. I have made pieces inspired by North American folk art, Indian folk art and, most recently, Native American.
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I usually exhibit on the coat tails of impressionist artist Mary Kemp. We have decided not to exhibit this year, but I hope that you manage to visit the studios of those artists who are exhibiting.
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Not exhibiting in 2021
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