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M comme mosaïque

M comme mosaïque
23 March – 4 December 2022
Villa Bagatelle
Québec, Canada

I am so very pleased to be able to participate in this exhibition. This is a travelling continuation of the exhibition held in Paray le Monial, France in 2021.

This exhibition brings together the works of twelve Canadian mosaic artists of international calibre who offer contemporary works in a wide variety of styles and materials. Come and discover this unique, explosive and colorful form of expression and be amazed at the technical mastery of the exhibiting artists and their unique artistic paths and approaches. This exhibition was conceived and presented by the Maison de la Mosaïque contemporaine, in France.

Cette exposition réunit les œuvres de douze artistes mosaïstes canadiens de calibre international qui proposent des œuvres contemporaines aux styles et matériaux très variés. Venez découvrir cette forme d’expression unique, éclatée et colorée et étonnez-vous de la maîtrise au niveau technique des artistes exposants et de leurs parcours et démarches artistiques singulières.
Cette exposition a été conçue et présentée par la Maison de la Mosaïque contemporaine, en France.

CAME 2021

The Canadian Annual Mosaic Exhibition is being held from Sept. 11 – Oct. 24, 2021 at the Art Gallery of Alberta.


I was fortunate to have a piece selected by the jury. It’s titled ‘Shag Rock’.

CMA2 Summer Showcase 2021

This is a free event for all. Register now by clicking the link, below, for the Virtual Opening Reception

July 24 at 5 PM to 7PM EDT

You will be sent the Zoom link and reminder emails.

This International spectrum of artists hail from Europe, USA & Australia. This invitational exhibition features ten mosaic and ceramic artists who are members of the Ceramic and Mosaic Art 2 (CMA2) website. These ten artists were chosen as their work demonstrates a mastery of subtlety, variety of materials, techniques, subjects, and work that pushes the edge of what is possible in this medium. The exhibition shows a diverse representation of contemporary mosaic art and is curated with thoughtfulness and experience. This is a free event, please invite friends, family, collectors and others.

France Garrido has, again, curated an impressive mosaic exhibition for CMA2. The exhibition shows a diverse representation of contemporary mosaic art and is curated with thoughtfulness and experience

Exhibiting artists: Dominique Annarelli ~ France; Sandi Burt ~ USA; Rebecca Campbell ~ USA; Jennifer Kuhns ~ USA; Paul Perry ~ Australia; Marijke Ros-Vis ~ Netherlands; Jane Russell ~ USA; Sabine Schüle ~ Germany; Barb Uhlenbruch ~ Australia; and Wasentha Young ~ USA.

From Canada

I am so excited to be participating in this exhibition in Paray-le-Monial, France in 2021.

This is the first time that a country from North America has been invited to exhibit mosaics in Europe.

This adventure began back in 2018 a fellow Canadian mosaic artist gave a presentation to the Conference for the International Association of Contemporary Mosaics on the subject of Canadian mosaics.

As a result of that, la Maison de la Mosaïque Contemporaine in Paray-le-Monial, France approached twelve Canadian mosaic artists with an invitation to exhibit there in the summer of 2020.

La Maison de la Mosaïque Contemporaine hosts some of the world’s most well known and important mosaic artists and international exhibitions annually.  

No one was prepared for the first summer of covid-19. With travel at a standstill and a world trying to adapt , it was decided that the exhibition would be postponed until the summer of 2021.

Support and sponsorship for this exhibition has been provided by a number of organizations  from both France and Canada.

For me personally, the following two organizations deserve special thanks.

The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, through it’s ArtsNL Professional Project Grants Program, has been instrumental in enabling me to participate in this event.

The City of St. John’s deserves recognition for the support that they provided as well. They were on board with the project from the very beginning.

This exhibition receives the support of the Canadian Cultural Center, the Regional Council of Burgundy, the Departmental Council of Saône-et-Loire, the community of commune of Grand Charolais and the city of Paray-le-Monial.

Pressure Ridge

This piece will be one of the pieces which will be shown there this summer. All of my pieces are on the subject of ice and how it affects our lives.

More on that to come.


Translates to ‘The Land of the Fish’.  This was what Irish fishers called Newfoundland and Labrador.  They came across to work seasonally in the cod fishery. Then they began to settle permanently, much to the chagrin of the ruling English.

They experienced plenty of these out fishing.

The iceberg is a 3-d piece with mirror.  I find mirror very difficult to photograph.  Time to learn something new about photography!  The remainder of the piece is stained glass and smalti.

Talamh na n-iasc

Spring-Cape Spear

This doesn’t look very spring like but that’s the way it is here sometimes.  This is the most easterly point in North America.  The wave action had eroded many small bergy bits into round like objects and then pushed them up onto the shore. It made for a very interesting day.

Spring-Cape Spear

CAME 2017

I am very pleased to have two pieces accepted into this Canadian Mosaic Art Exhibition.  This is the first totally Canadian mosaic art exhibiton to be held in Canada.  This is so exciting.

A Glimpse of Bell Island

A Glimpse of Bell Island

Bell Island requires a ferry ride in order to visit.  It is a very beautiful place.  From the ferry one only gets a glimpse of the marvellous scenery and coastline.  That inspired me to do just that – a glimpse.  Doing cliffs and water with stained glass and smalti offers real challenges.  9.5 x 60 cm.

Among the Ballicaters

Among the Ballicaters

Newfoundlanders and Labradorians are a bit different.  We have our own dictionary of English which contains quite a few words that are just our own.  Ballicaters, being one such word, are defined as “Ice formed by the action in winter of spray and waves along the shore-line, making a fringe or band on the landward side”.  We have many pronunciations and spellings for that very same word.

I wanted to do some ballicatters and chose to challenge myself to seeing them from the perspective of a hunting bald eagle.

I wanted to get a bit of detail into the eagle, so I used a diamond bit engraver to create some feather details in it’s body and wings.

Eagle detail

Eagle detail

Stained and clear glass, smalti and pebbles.  51×40 cm.