While I am meticulous in my technique, I try very hard to keep my work spontaneous. I may do a rough sketch of the main subject, but I rarely plan the placement of glass ahead of time. Throughout the creation process, I try to keep myself submerged in the moment of my initial inspiration, whether it be through sounds, smells, images, or returning to a specific location over and over again. My goal in working this way is to keep each mosaic alive & natural. Every piece of glass is put into place with purpose, intent, joy, love, and inspiration behind it. Like a photograph, a mosaic is my way of trying to capture a moment -- with a helping of playfulness and a decent dollop of whimsy.
· February 2016 Design and creation of 41 mosaics for installation at the Barbara Bush Children's Hospital
· October 2015 Commission for Allagash Brewing, Portland Maine. 92 foot long mosaic floor installation.
· May 2015 Creation & installation of a Collaborative ABC mosaic Mural for Ronald McDonald House, Portland Maine·
· August 2014- 7' x 5' Mural for Ronald McDonald House, Columbus Ohio·
· January 2014- Collaboration Public Art Piece "Unfurled", installed at Ceil Gallery, Charlotte, North Carolina·
· Jan 2012-October 2013 - Creation and Installation of a 25 foot (5-story) mosaic mural at Boston Children's Hospital·
· October 2013- Mosaic Surfboard Commission, Boston Children's Hospital
· July 2013- Two month show at The Chocolate Church Art's Center, in Bath Maine.
· November 2012- Awarded a contract with Boston Children's Hospital for the creation of a 5 story mural·
· October 2012- Mosaic Collaboration Mural Installation at Florence House, Portland ME·
· August 2012- Month-long show of my work, Cape Elizabeth Arts Commission Gallery, Cape Elizabeth ME·
· June 22-July 21, 2012- I was juried into "Art is Community III", a regional juried Fine Art show, Buxton ME·
· June 2012- Won First Place in the Mixed Media & Sculpture Category, Juried Art is Community III Show, Buxton ME·
· June 2012- Won Second Place- People's Choice Vote, in the Juried Art is Community III Show, Buxton ME·
· November 2011 Large mosaic installation at the Barbara Bush Children's Hospital, Portland Maine·
· November 2011 Donation of a mosaic surfboard bench, Surfscapes, Portsmouth NH. Heading up this collaboration mosaic,
with the PieceMaker Mosaic Group·
· September 2011 Commissioned Boston Children's Hospital Mosaic Installation, through Latitude Gallery, Newbury Street,
· 2011 London Hospital Trust Collection through the London Mosaic Project ·
· December 2010 NASA art contest finalist ·
· June 2010-current, selling at Trinket and Fern Gallery, Portland Maine ·
· June 2010 Philadelphia Magic Gardens Art Show ·
· May 2010 Solo month-long show at 645 Congress Street, Portland Maine ·
· May 2010 First Friday Artwalk Featured Artist, Portland Maine ·
· March 2010, Awarded First Place, over all favorite piece in Etsy Piece Maker Mosaic Contest "Dream a little Dream"·
· November 2009- April 2010 Mount Auburn Hospital, Cambridge MA, exhibit of select works ·
· Sept & October 2009 Somerville Museum exhibit "The Art of Mosaic" ·
· July & August 2009 Rise Gallery Exhibit ·
· July 2009 Solo month-long exhibit at Maples Organics, Portland Maine ·
· July 2009 First Friday Art Walk Featured Artist, Portland Maine ·
· December 2009 Freeport Square Gallery Featured Artist ·
· March 2009, Awarded First Place, over all favorite piece in an Etsy Piece Maker Mosaic Contest·
· 2008- full focus on commissioned private installation work.
· 2007- Current, Captain of the Piece Maker Mosaic Group, and international group of Mosaic artists·
· 2007-Current, Writer of the Piece Maker international mosaic group Blog, conducting interviews and highlighting mosaic art
from around the world·
Publications Online & in Print
Mosaic Art Charity London Book
Featuring Art work by select mosaic artists from around the world. Click here to purchase this wonderful book.
I was Featured on the Abode/Casa/Home website.
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Mosaic Featured on TechRepublic, in an article about a NASA & Etsy art contest.
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