I originally completed a Botany degree in South Africa, and after many years of travelling and teaching I settled in Cirencester, Gloucestershire. I couldn't have foreseen how a mosaic course at the local college would change my life. Having completed many pieces in a variety of tiles I chanced upon the idea to make a glass mosaic skylight for my study. On holding my completed work up to the light for the first time I was transfixed by the lustrous colours and the interplay of light. I knew this was what I wanted to do. The study has now changed to a workshop and life has never been the same since.
Many of my mosaics are inspired by the intense yellows, reds and blues of my native Africa and the unique quality of light found there at the start and end of the day.
Recently I have done work with Venetian millefiori and the wonderfully vibrant smalti glass, so combining the inspiration of Italy with my African roots and Roman surrounds.
I hope you enjoy the mosaics.