I first came to make mosaics when an old friend offered to teach me when I was home in NZ on holiday. This was 5 years ago and after two days of pottering with her making fragments of lovely old plates into a flamingo design on a tea tray I was hooked.
Moving back to NZ from a busy life in London meant I was able to spread out and set up a home workshop to make more art.
Now making works under the name Flock Loves Art, I still find myself drawn to using vintage crockery for my mosaics. I’ve always been an avid Op-shop hunter-gatherer and find giving these colourful treasures a new and often very different story to tell extremely satisfying.
I’ve always been creative and am constantly inspired by vibrant colours and texture, nature, in particular birds, anatomy and Mexican art. My works have strong themes following on from these inspirations. I sell my pieces predominantly through social media and have sent them all over the world. I have made some interesting commissions over the years and love turning people’s ideas into a unique piece of art.
I like to challenge myself with exhibition pieces which are often bigger and much more complicated than my usual birds and skulls. I’m currently working on a goddess with a raven headdress for the 2018 NZMA Exhibition in Orewa.