I am a vascular neurologist by training. Medicine was my calling. I graduated from Marshall University School of Medicine in 2000, but mosaic art is my passion. I started doing mosaics in 2000 after graduating medical school. Art gives me an outlet. It allows me to take the stress and pain of the day and express it in a very relaxing healthy way.
My mosaics are all original designs. Hand made from stained glass, vitreous tiles, mirror, beads, broken dishes, basically anything I can break to create shape and texture. Each piece is hand cut and placed with care. I started working in mosaics with basic mirrors and photo frames, dishes, but now my joy is in creating large wall hangings that light up a room.
I like to make beautiful things. I am inspired by glass. The richness of color, the way that glass reflects light and the textures you can create bring me much joy.
"The Storm" - inspired by the nightmare that has been COVID. Dedicated to all of the souls lost to this terrible pandemic. 24'X24", stained glass, vitreous tile, bead s and glass pebbles on wood substrate.
This piece has been juried and accepted into the Pandemic Portraiture exhibit at the Gallery of Contemporary Mosaics in Chicago, Oct 1. 2021 - Jan. 8, 2022.