Visual Arts: Mixed Media, Painting; Mixed media mosaics
Beginning my mosaics with a simple acrylic or gouache painting provides me with a foundation. Working with mosaics gives me the chance to take broken pieces of glass and make them into a new creation. Since mosaics require a sturdy surface, I create them on canvas panels or cradled wood panels. The majority of my work is between 8” x 10” and 11” x 14” because I enjoy working on a more intimate scale with the substrate.
My art practice is in direct contrast with my rigid day job. The dreamlike quality of my art represents freedom; I can make and do what I want and therefore bring a sense of hope and beauty to my audience.