Featured Artist Cherie Bosela

Enjoy featured artist Cherie Bosela’s incredible glass mosaic portfolio, and be sure to visit her website to see more of her work.

 

"Dragonfly"mosaic made from stained glass, millefiori, beads, tempered glass, glitter, painted grout and original photography under the glass, 18" x 9" x 1.75" by Cherie Bosela. See her artist feature at www.ArtsyShark.com

“Dragonfly”mosaic made from stained glass, millefiori, beads, tempered glass, glitter, painted grout and original photography under the glass, 18″ x 9″ x 1.75”

 

I have been creating art since I was a kid (sometimes to the detriment of my parent’s furniture). Living and growing up in Florida, I’ve been inspired by the lush natural scenery surrounding me.

 

"Ginkgo" mosaic made with stained glass, millefiori, glass tile and original photography under the glass, 8" x 7" x 1" by Cherie Bosela. See her portfolio at www.ArtsyShark.com

“Ginkgo” mosaic made with stained glass, millefiori, glass tile and original photography under the glass, 8″ x 7″ x 1″

 

I love taking photographs of the flowers and small critters in my yard. Using my unique perspective, I am able to capture these things with distinctive angles that focus on lines, shapes, and colors.

 

"Water Lily" mosaic made from stained glass, murano millefiori, river rock and original photography under the glass, 21" x 35" x 2" by artist Cherie Bosela. See her incredible portfolio at www.ArtsyShark.com

“Water Lily” mosaic made from stained glass, murano millefiori, river rock and original photography under the glass, 21″ x 35″ x 2″

 

I’ve always loved drawing and taking photographs, then I started playing with glass mosaics. Eventually I found a way to combine all three by creating mosaics using my drawings or photographs under the glass.

 

"The Guardian" mosaic made from stained glass, czech beads, glitter and original photography under the glass, 30.5" x 36.5" x 3" by artist Cherie Bosela. See her portfolio at www.ArtsyShark.com

“The Guardian” mosaic made from stained glass, czech beads, glitter and original photography under the glass, 30.5″ x 36.5″ x 3″

 

I love using many different textures in my work. I usually start with a photograph or a collage of many different photographic images. Then, I will add a layer of paint (metallic paint and glitter are my favorite) to accentuate certain aspects of the image.

 

"The Guardian" mosaic (detail shot). By artist Cherie Bosela, featured at www.ArtsyShark.com

“The Guardian” mosaic (detail shot)

 

Next, I add the glass over top; sometimes I create patterns in the glass to play off of the images in the photographs and sometimes I use the grout lines in between the glass pieces to outline the shapes of the image.

 

"Heart Signatures: Watermelon Delight, Aspen Sky, Tie-Dye and Tropicana" mosaic made with stained glass, beads, Millefiori, tiles and original photography under the glass, 4.25" x 4.25" x 1" by artist Cherie Bosela. See her amazing portfolio at www.Artsy Shark.com

“Heart Signatures: Watermelon Delight, Aspen Sky, Tie-Dye and Tropicana” mosaic made with stained glass, beads, Millefiori, tiles and original photography under the glass, 4.25″ x 4.25″ x 1″

 

I incorporate many different sizes, shapes, colors and textures of glass to the surface to capture my one of a kind vision of these moments in nature.

 

"Luna" mosaic made with stained glass, millefiori, seed beads, tiles and original photography under the glass, 11" x 14" x "2" by artist Cherie Bosela. See her portfolio at www.ArtsyShark.com

“Luna” mosaic made with stained glass, millefiori, seed beads, tiles and original photography under the glass, 11″ x 14″ x 2″

 

My work is sometimes inspired by my travels and also by the beauty in my own back yard. I always try to capture the essence of the moment, to express something that made an impact on me, and to relate that in my work.

 

"Sitting, Waiting, Wishing" (skateboard deck) mosaic made with stained glass, beads, millefiori, glitter, iridescent paint and original photography under the glass. Size: 7.5” x 31.5” by Cherie Bosela. See her portfolio at www.ArtsyShark.com

“Sitting, Waiting, Wishing” (skateboard deck) mosaic made with stained glass, beads, millefiori, glitter, iridescent paint and original photography under the glass. Size: 7.5” x 31.5”

 

This results in images that are almost like a memory, full of life and expression. I then take these memories and recreate them into a mosaic, giving life back to that little moment and giving the experience to all who pass it.

 

Cherie Bosela invites you to see more of her work on FacebookTwitter, Instagram, Pinterest and Etsy.

 

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