Glastonbury Tor Mosaic Kit
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Glastonbury Tor Mosaic Kit

Recently I moved back to Devon after 21 years in Somerset. It’s taking a while to get used to living in a town here and being surrounded by houses instead of living out in the sticks and being surrounded by fields. However I have the sea and Dartmoor close by, and I can see “Rippon…

Fronds in the Sun
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Fronds in the Sun

This summer I was asked to make a mosaic for a couple’s Golden Wedding Anniversary to place on a tree in their woodland garden. The brief was “something fairly abstract, with a suggestion of plants and flowing water and using reds, oranges, golds and magenta’s, the size to be about 120m x 50cm” It was…

Tree of Life at the RUH
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Tree of Life at the RUH

This summer I was commissioned to make a “Tree of Life” mosaic to raise awareness of organ donation for the Royal United Hospital in Bath. When the organ donation hospital team were looking for inspiration for a tree of life, they found my Olive Tree on my website and got in touch. It was a…

The Phoenix
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The Phoenix

This year it was so hot a phoenix arose from the sizzling sun Sunglasses on we tried to see it’s wings unfurl Still the bright golds burnt our eyes Taking  it’s first flight we saw the feathers turning into flames And for all it’s beauty there lay a monster of our own image making wild…

Blodeuwedd (Flower Face)
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Blodeuwedd (Flower Face)

I was inspired to make another owl after reading the Celtic tale of Blodeuwedd from the Celtic prose story¬† ‘The Four Branches of the Mabinogi’.¬† Blodeuwedd was the wife of Lleu Llaw Gyffes magically made of flowers by magicians, Math and Gwydion, since Lleu’s mother had cursed him and he was not able to have…

Five Golden Birds
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Five Golden Birds

Five Golden Birds. My latest commission was for a couple who wanted two mosaics to sit inside a couple of outside window recesses. We met in a coffee shop in Glastonbury after they had been to see my exhibition at the Abbey in January, and discussed designs and sizes etc. They were quite into eagles…

Do Swallows Eat Olives?
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Do Swallows Eat Olives?

This commission for a private customer was a delight to make. My clients wanted a mosaic for their wall outside their house. After initial discussions by email and a site visit I made three drawings and they chose this one. As my clients didn’t want very strong or bright colours I chose to use stained…