I use all forms of glass to create contemporary art mosaics. I am completely fascinated by its beauty and its striking characteristics – colour, texture, reflectivity, transparent or opalescent, its strength and fragility. By combining different types of glass with a variety of other materials, I strive to capture emotions in a non-figurative way, thereby allowing you, the viewer, to interpret the piece in your own voice.
Art has always been part of my life, and I inherited the love for it from my family which includes a ceramist, several painters, sculptors, an architect, a commercial artist, and photographers.
My art education began when I was 15 with informal art classes in Rosèmere, Quebec. My teacher, Maryanne Anderson, was a wonderfully eccentric artist in her 70’s who introduced me to different media, including oils, acrylics, pastels, and pen & ink.
I have a minor in Fine Arts from Concordia University in Montreal where I studied painting, drawing, art history, and art education.
In 2004 I left the corporate world behind and took a mosaic class. There I discovered the wonder of mosaic art and was completely hooked. A few weeks later I had a studio at home where I began working on my own original designs.
In 2006, I opened a studio and gallery, teaching adult and children's classes and retailing mosaic art. I have had the pleasure of instructing a mosaic course at the Royal Ontario Museum. I am proud to be one of five Toronto-based artists, led by Tanya MacFarlane, who worked on the mosaic mural entitled "The Welcome Wall" in the Victoria Park subway station. It took us 18 weeks to create this 303 sq. ft. mural with over 275,000 pieces of vitreous glass!
I am a member of the Society of American Mosaic Artists and The Artists Network.
Thank you for visiting, and please feel free to drop me a line if you would like more information about my work.