“Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.”
For me, discovering mosaic art has been like discovering my inner child. Oh what a luxury, to be able to sit and create, to escape to a space where I can express myself, quietly, aware and anchored.
I’ve been asked: What are you going to do with that piece? For me, it is as much about the process of creating as it is about the final creation. I often find myself lost in the colors and textures of the stone and glass with which I am working, cutting and nipping, inspired throughout the journey.
Creating art, in a variety of forms, has been my favorite and much needed “go-to” where I can express originality and inventiveness. In the early years, I painted designs on anything, from telephones to chairs to floors to walls. From there I dabbled in pottery for many years, taking classes in every city in which I lived, and spending hours in studios primarily hand building. Following pottery, I tried painting classes, having fun with it but realizing I was still searching for a different way to express. When I discovered mosaics, I knew I had found my passion!
My full time career as a speech pathologist has not only fulfilled my professional life but has also given me a renewed strength to dive deeper into the world of art and personal growth.
My family life is peaceful. Three grown and independent sons along with a supportive husband has enabled me lots of free time to explore and create new mosaic art forms, comfortably in my home studio. I feel lucky to be inspired and moved by my own imagination.