Celebrate the unveiling of my mosaics in December 2014!
They’ve never been shown before. You can see them all month at The Broadway Gallery in Longview, Washington! The First Thursday celebration is on December 4 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. >> mark your calendar here.
Are you at all curious as to why this die-hard contemporary realistic oil painter with a passion for the old masters chose to explore mosaics? Blame the old table.
Old tables with warped tops require resurfacing, and nothing but mosaic would do. That table led to a series of mosaic artworks set into cabinet doors, along with stepping stones, planters and the resulting accumulations of broken tile, china, glass, tools, grout, glue and etcetera. Good thing I have a big studio!
In the process I was fortunate to connect with Peggy Bird, a glass artist and romance writer who splits her time between creating hot romances and warm glass pieces. Imagine that, a writer/artist!
Not only has her glass art has been exhibited in galleries across Washington, the heroines in her novels are glass artists!
In the process of creating her kiln-formed glass pieces, she ends up with scraps brightly colored glass, which she gives to me to use in my mosaics. It’s a perfect fusion!
Our show in December is a joint collaboration; her glass and my mosaics. I haven’t had time to create enough mosaic pieces for a whole show (because a girl has to sleep sometimes), so I’ve accented with a few of my paintings.
We’re excited! You are invited. Here’s a sneak peak!