Several years ago, I bought my first cross and began collecting—a piece with broken shards of pink pottery and the words “the Lord takes broken pieces and by His love makes us whole”. Once I began to use mosaic as a form of artistic expression, these words came to take on even more meaning. When I create a mosaic piece, I use pieces of glass that are too small or insignificant for other art forms. Much of my glass is bought from another artist’s scraps or recycled from other projects. This reminds me that God is able to take the broken, rejected, and insignificant to create beauty and purpose in our lives when we submit them to His caring hands. What seems unattractive or random in our lives is being transformed into a design according to His plans. My hope is that you will enjoy this artwork and will know the True Artist of life. Soli Deo Gloria!
As a biologist by trade, I am constantly amazed at the beauty and diversity of life! Whether it is the fascinating patterns on butterfly wings, the iridescence of a hummingbird's gorget, or the intricacies of a fish's sparkling scales-nature calls out to me to be reflected in my art. I enjoy creating representations of living things in a variety of drawing media. Plants and animals have been my profession for over 20 years, and my passion always. It is my hope that you will enjoy viewing these images as much as I have enjoyed creating them.