Why I Create

As a modern mosaic artist, I enjoy uncovering a masterpiece in the broken, discarded, or unused pieces of daily life. My artwork is inspired by the hidden or modest splendor of the earth around me. Using slate, marble, stone, stained glass, ceramic tile, smalti, and other repurposed and found objects, I focus on the beauty of the element itself. I then strive to highlight its color, design, or other understated detail with relevant pieces. In my realistic work, the same materials can be used to produce a convincing representational piece.

Currently, I am studying the natural and subtle allure of slate, stone, and marble. It is quite breathtaking to discover and build a relationship with a piece and call attention to the textures and movement that can be observed. Much of the stone mosaic art is created out of assorted sizes of slate and marble previously utilized as roofing or flooring.

About Peggy

My mission is “To Uncover a Masterpiece”. 

PROFESSIONAL  DEVELOPMENT

1-day Workshop in Frame Making at Chicago Mosaic School
5-day Workshop with Roman mosaicist and historian Alessandro Lugari learning techniques to Ostia Antica
2-day Workshop with mosaic artist Sophie Druin in Boston, MA (2018)
Workshop with internationally known European mosaic artist Maestro Verdiano Marzi in Detroit, MI (2017)
5-day workshop with internationally known Scottish mosaic artist Dugald MacInnes at Chicago Mosaic School, Chicago, IL (2016, 2017)
Society of Mosaic Artists Convention 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
5-day workshop with mosaic artist Yulia Hanansen at Touchstone Center for Crafts, Farmington, PA (2016)
Independence 2016: Mosaic Arts Symposium at Touchstone Center for Crafts in Farmington, PA
Work Exchange Program @ Society of Mosaic Artists Convention 2016, 2018
       Coordinated raffle by tracking donors, products, and approximate value of donated items through Excel

       Assisted with registration table and SAMA store during conference
Workshop with community mosaic artist Jessica Liddell in San Diego, CA (2016)
2-day Workshop with mosaic artist Isaiah Zagar in Philadelphia, PA (2015)

EXHIBITIONS AND GALLERIES

Honorable Mention at Hyde Park Square Art Fair, Cincinnati, OH (Oct 2018)
Awarded Gallery Contract with Art Leaders Gallery in West Bloomfield, MI at Art Comes Alive  exhibit sponsored by Art Design Consultants, Cincinnati, OH (Oct 2018)
Best in Show at 13th Annual Milford Art Affaire in Milford, OH (Sept. 2018)
Honorable Mention at Black Swamp Arts Festival in Bowling Green, OH (Sept. 2018)
Best of Show at Upper Arlington Labor Day Arts Festival in Upper Arlington, OH (Sept. 2018)
Best in Show at Art on the Commons in Kettering, OH, (Aug. 2018)
Second Place 2D & 3D Mixed Media at SUMMERFAIR, Cincinnati, OH (June 2018)
Third Place Fine Craft 49th Annual Duveneck Art Show, Covington, KY (May 2018)
Awarded Guerilla Painter LLC Award at 125th Annual Exhibition at Women’s Art Club of Cincinnati (2018)
Awarded online contract with Blink Art at Art Comes Alive  exhibit sponsored by Art Design Consultants, Cincinnati, OH (2017)
Art in Nature exhibit at Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park & Museum, Hamilton, OH (2017)
First Place Mixed Media 2017 Wyoming Art Show, Cincinnati, OH (May 2017)
First Place Fine Craft 48th Annual Duveneck Art Show, Covington, KY (May 2017)
Mosaic Arts International 2017 Fine Art exhibition at Janice Charach Gallery, Detroit, MI (April – June, 2017)
Best in Show Art on the Lawn art fair, Yellow Springs, OH (2016)
President’s Award
at PCAA Juried Exhibition, Eaton, OH (2016)

PUBLICATIONS

Society of American Mosaic Artists, Mosaic Arts International 2017 Fine Art exhibition (2017)

PUBLIC ART

Bistro at Eagle’s Point outdoor seating area, Eaton, OH (2017)
A.S.K Playground outdoor mosaic wall, Eaton, OH (2015)

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

Society of American Mosaic Artists (SAMA) 
Preble County Art Association

EDUCATION

Cincinnati Christian University, OH, MA in Religion-Pastoral Care and Counseling (2014)
University of Cincinnati, OH, Certificate of Museum Studies (2007)
Miami University, Oxford, OH, Bachelor of Science in Art Education (1993)

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