These are works of art created on panels so they can be easily moved to a new home! Some are commissions, others works that i dreamed up, made and then sold. Each was a labour of love, intricate designs, shimmering fragments pieced together, the more detail the better!
These mosaics are permanent exterior works. i love this medium because it is so versatile and hardwearing, In the early days, I covered the whole surface and this evolved to a more minimalistic style where, i use mosaic and paint to create strong designs that bring a large surface area to life.
I love that mosaic can cover a surface like a skin, it can be shaped to cover forms perfectly. My style is very feminine and suits its self to the soft forms that the mosaic tiles can cover superbly.
Mosaics can be used on shower walls, bathroom floors or an entire wet room. It can adorn an interior wall or a reception floor, Created in the studio and then installed in situ once complete.
My whimsical and imaginative style lends its self perfectly to children illustrations. The black and whites are for a book about to be published called Sylvie's Wish by Carina Coen and the colours are for Zaza the mermaid.
This is an eco art organisation that founded the living sculpture the sea program, underwater art works that collaborates with marine science to create living ecosystems making new habitat for fish, coral and other marine life. Some of the works i curate for other artists but i love the image of the goddess, the feminine form that symbolise the creating of earth. My dream is to install goddess's around the world. imbedded in traditional pre christian culture blessed by the indigenous community.
Over the years i have worked with kids in schools or during various workshops. Mosaic is a very easy medium to teach and wonderful results can be achieved with basic guidances.
More recently i have created a Eco education workshop called Zaza and her sea friends and through story telling and drawing, our children can engage in Eco issues in a fun and creative way.
Materials from the beach
My studio moved out of the studio and onto the beach and i spend hours wondering the shoreline gathering materials for a new style of artwork. My mosiac eye lent itself well to laying these stunning natural forms in interesting ways with the aim of bringing new wonder to the things of the day to day.
How do we inspire reverence for the natural world? How do we appreciate that a life without these treasures has no value at all? This is a new journey for where i take my eco art from under the sea onto land and explore a new medium. This page includes new art by me and artists that inspire me.
Love has taken me to the Mountains of Colorado about as far away from the sea as you can get. With my underwater studio no longer close by I took to the hills where the meadows have become my canvas and as I meander on my daily walks i am inspired. The symbol of heart is universal this has become a daily mediation. I am invited to look at my environment with greater focus and see so much more detail. After completing the Eco love heart i feel so calm and present. The hearts are gifted to anyone who happens to walk past.
The natural world is my joy and love. I can always draw peace and pleasure form my natural surroundings. These bespoke items were created from unique items i collected from the shoreline on my living sculptures in the sea travels. I made them with Balinese artisans to create these wearable treasures.
Once apon a time i was terrified of the sea, now i have a necessary humility, I also had a great fear of public speaking but i have worked to overcome both. I give a very strong visual presentation and very much enjoy interacting with the audience,