I believe that shards of glass have a 3D beauty, colour and texture of their own.
Tanja Bell is an award-winning Mosaic Glass Artist from a semi-rural part of Melbourne, Australia.
After a life changing stroke in 1997 she took up drawing in 2001 and since 2004 she has been creating glass mosaic developing her own unique style using her gifts of observation, dreams and visions. These days she uses an array of glass in her mosaics using self-taught techniques of application and colour enhancing. The use of resin in now being incorporated in her mosaics as well.
“I remember as a child being fascinated by sea glass that I found on my beach walks. Its clarity and 3D effect have always resonated with me. The light giving properties, the glitter, beauty and elegance of glass gives me a sense of peace and joy when constructing my art. My art is also inspired by my Faith and I believe that building mosaic is my God given gift. The mosaics speak of the heavens and the awe-inspiring beauty of our creation.”
Also check out some of my work at the Blueprint Art Gallery along with some other talented artists, you will find a link to my work on the top of the second list of artists
I am also one of the featured artist in this years City of Whittlesea Open Studio Arts trail – Just click on the link Below
“My adventures in art couldn’t have happened without the full support of my family, friends and my Lord and saviour Jesus. Huge thank you to my husband, frame and website builder, David. So grateful to my children with special thanks – my models Jacque and Toby. And to Elica and Georgie for all of their loving encouragement. To Other family and friends you are fabulous and inspiringly so!”