My husband described me as an artist in search of a medium. Coming from a print design and production background, and having tried other art forms, it wasn’t until I found mosaics that I felt comfortable, possessed and committed. Mosaic is an ancient art form based on traditional principles but constantly evolving to be relevant for today. There are so many different styles to explore. I love the colors and textures, the stone, glass, tile, and shell – and working with my hands. Picking a pebble from the beach, rolling it over and over in my hand, feeling the warmth of the sun pulse through me - even on a hot day, lifts my spirits.
My pieces frequently depict subjects in nature. I have been fortunate to study mosaics in Italy and throughout the United States with world-renowned artists such as Verdiano Marzi, Michael Kruzich and Sonia King. I enjoy teaching and sharing everything I’ve learned at the Community Arts Center in Wallingford, Main Line Art Center, Haverford, and on Cape Cod, MA. My work has been included in exhibitions at the Community Arts Center, Main Line Art Center, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and Penn State Great Valley.
In 2011, together with a few friends, we established the Mosaic Society of Philadelphia. We have more than 100 members who participate in our regional exhibitions, workshops, lectures and meetings discussing all things mosaic. We were thrilled to host the 2015 Society of American Mosaic Artists Annual Conference in Philadelphia. Founding an organization that brings mosaic artists from four states together to share their enthusiasm for this art form, has been one of the great joys of my life.
My currant focus is a nature themed backsplash on Cape Cod. Looking beyond that, I have at least five or six other projects in my sketchbook – ranging from a comment on the trash in our oceans, to a crazy dream, to Christmas Eve in South Philly. Check back often to see how I’m doing…