Since discovering this art form in the early part of the 21st century, her passion for creating mosaics is unrelenting.
Actively researching ideas and sketching designs, she gathers retro crockery,
stained glass and ceramic tiles combining them for her latest creation.
She thrives on escaping to her garden studio and losing herself in the process of assembling a picture using thousands of tiny pieces…bringing together a feast of colour, texture, pattern and form.
Over the years familiar themes have inspired her designs, from folk art, to artists such as Hundertwasser and Klee, and designer Mary Blair, and from retro patterns found on textiles and ceramics, and of course, nature.
She undertakes commissions ranging from small pieces for the home and commercial displays to large permanent public installations.
As a fully qualified teacher she loves to pass on her knowledge and skills. She currently runs courses at The Textile Workshop in Sherwood and teaches a regular Mosaic class at a local secondary school. She has also led workshops for the WI, Framework, community allotments and school inset days, to name a few.
A typical recent community project is a series of mosaic bugs and insects in a park setting which local children helped create.
She is a member of BAMM (British Association of Modern Mosaics) which promotes excellence in contemporary mosaic art.