I started doing mosaics in about 2004, on a lark. It was the dawn of the empty-nest phase in our household, and I found myself with a lot of time on my hands at the end of a work day.
Over time, I’ve dabbled in different styles, including portraiture and folk-artsy, humorous pieces. But the one thread running through most of my work in this past decade has been the celebration of light, glorious light. It has transformed how I think about a composition and how I execute it, piece by piece. I can't say enough about it.
Teaching workshops has been both fun and illuminating. Students bring unique photos to work from, and each one presents different challenges and opportunities for learning - not just for the student undertaking that mosaic, but by all the workshop participants. It's a journey we undertake together.