New Animal Portraits

It’s always fun to create a portrait of a family’s loved one. Here is one that is going on a garden stone. To get your own version, just go to my Contact page.Mena

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Guadalupe – Sneak Peak

Here is a look at what I am working on for the next 6 months! This is a wonderful commission I am creating with Hector Hernandez that will be installed at The Grotto sanctuary in Portland in late Oct. 2016. It’s one of 3 smalti mosaic panels. Amazing!!early Guadalupe

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Pebble Mosaics @ the LanSu Chinese Gardens

I will have my original pebble mosaics for sale at the Chinese Garden this summer. They will make a great addition to your own garden!  Contact the garden’s gift store for more information. 503 228-8131

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Frog Fountain Mosaic

Here’s a way to relax into the warm afternoons. This frog works long, tireless days. Please join us for the 11th Annual Mt Tabor Art Walk happening May 21-22 at my home studio.IMG_9291

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Fountain workshop, San Diego

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Here’s a sample of the work I will bring to the fountain mosaic workshop, Let the Water Flow, which I will teach on April 5, 2016 in San Diego at the SAMA conference. It’s amazing to add the meditative flow of water to one’s artwork.

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Open Studio: SAT. March 19, 1-4 pm

Please note the change in date!

My Mosaic Open Studio, where you can create a Pebble Mosaic that can be picked up the following weekend and see the ones created at the Lan Su Gardens on Mar. 13, will take place at my studio at 423 SE 69th Ave  from 1-4 pm. Come on by and make your own, and see all of my garden mosaic works (70+ pieces). My work, along with my wife Jo Brody’s silver jewelry, will be on sale. See you on Saturday!

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Pebble Mosaic Demonstration

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Come learn the techniques and symbolism of the pebble mosaic, like those seen at the Chinese Garden in Portland. Take home this inspiration and make one for your own garden. The collecting, the designing, and the setting: that’s mosaic; and it’s all at the Lan Su Chinese Garden! I’ll have my how-to Mosaic Garden Projects book available for sale, and a sign up for studio classes as well.

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Blue Plate Special

FullSizeRenderHere is my new design of water fountain that has a flatter surface upon which to mosaic. This opens up for many new design possibilities, such as re-using plates.

 

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Miss our Katie Cat

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Here’s a little portrait I did of our cat who passed recently. She would always give us that one-eyed look when you woke her up.

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Fountain Workshop at SAMA- San Diego

I will be teaching a one-day Fountain mosaic workshop at the SAMA (Society of American Mosaic Artists) conference April 4-8 in sunny San Diego. You will learn all the plumbing tricks needed to make a fountain similar in scale to this. http://americanmosaics.org/?p=8541  What a classic use of mosaic!Fountain

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