About The Red Maple:
I began my art journey with oil painting and then progressed to stained glass mosaic. I draw my inspiration from nature and have a distinctive style of creating mosaics using stained glass, smalti, ceramic tiles, metal pieces, rocks, slate and even burnt wood! The sky is the limit and I enjoy experimenting with different concepts and styles.
I am an avid traveler. I love to observe the obviously beautiful and sometimes quirky scene of the places I travel. During my trips to Turkey and Spain, I was fascinated by the beauty of Gaudi's mosaic work at Barcelona. That drew me into the world of mosaic. I enjoyed creating fusion art by blending different art forms. I have attended many workshops at Chicago Mosaic School. These workshops trained me to focus on the flow, rhythm and composition of the mosaic and how to work on synergism between materials, shape and content.