As a self-taught artist for over 30 years, I have always relied on my deepest intuitions to lead me on my artistic journey. The building, constructing and reassembling a variety of materials has always been a fascination for me. My art has been about taking or breaking things apart and putting them back together in new ways. After working as a fiber artist for 15 years, I traded in my sewing machine for a pair of tile nippers and have been creating mosaic art since 1995. Tiles, plates, stone, glass and found objects are the building blocks of my pieces both 2 and 3 dimensional. I create fine art mosaics for the home, commercial and community setting including fine art pieces, murals, mirrors, floors, furniture, installations, musical instruments and garden pieces.
Since 2002, I have been
teaching and facilitating mosaic art projects, classes and workshops with adults, children and
non-profit groups and have developed a Mosaic Art Residency Program for
Chicago Metro schools, public libraries and non-profit groups. This
lively, experiential program teaches children about the history,
materials, tools and unique qualities of mosaic as a modern art form
though the creation of large, permanent mosaic murals and individual
projects. The program enhances the Illinois Standards in Fine Arts
for children of all skills levels including those with special needs.
Mosaic Artists Organization - www.Mosaicartist.org
Chicago Artist’s Coalition - www.CAConline.com
Member of SAMA – Society of American Mosaic Artists 04-07
Mosaic Art Yearbook 2008
"Santorini, Greece" and "Caterpillar Table" featured pieces
"Eternal Dance" featured on the cover of "Footlights" magazine (Theater Arts), Spring 2008
"Eternal Dance" featured on the cover of St. Xavier University Magazine, Fall 2008
Mosaic Art Yearbook, 2005, 06 07, 08, 10 E-Book on CD Rom
Daily Herald, April, 2006
"Violins As Works of Art"
Groutline Magazine, Winter 2006
(Society of American Mosaic Artists quarterly)
"Beaubien Students Share the Joy of Mosaics"
NBC News, September, 2005
Beaubien Centennial Mosaic Project, interview with artist
Marianne Ahern, reporter
Chicago Tribune, Home and Garden Section, July, 2005