Jury - 2020 CHESTER COUNTY STUDIO TOUR
Creating makes me come alive, plain and simple. I just have to do it. I've always been involved with one art form or another, from pottery to watercolor painting but creating beautiful, original mosaics is what I love to do most. I started out with ceramic tiles, moved on to glass which let me do more intricate designs, then rocks (yes, rocks - I was a geologist in a former life) and now I am incorporating ceramic elements, stones and/or painting in my mosaics.
Nature, the way that light plays off textures and colors, and getting the visions in my head out in the world are what inspire me!
Working out of my home studio in Lyndell, near Downingtown, PA, showing my work and teaching mosaic classes keeps me very busy! I have taught classes at my home studio, Chester County Night School, Art Partners in Coatesville, Phoenix Village Art Center in Phoenixville, PA, Methacton School District in Eagleville, PA and at Art Fusion 19464 in Pottstown, PA, and have been an artist in residence at Lorane Elementary School near Reading, PA and at Balsam Mountain Preserve outside of Asheville, NC. My work has been shown in juried art shows – Downingtown Fine Arts Festival 2016, Art in Autumn, Weaverville, NC 2015 and 2016, Chester County studio Tour 2017, 2018 and 2019, Mala Galleria in Kennett Square, PA, The Palette and The Page Gallery in Elkton, MD and currently at Visual Expansion Gallery in West Chester, PA.