Featured Artists Sandra and Carl Bryant

The art of mosaic reaches a new level in these exquisitely detailed works by artists Sandra and Carl Bryant. Enjoy more of their portfolio by visiting their website.

 

“Morning Walk in Venice” Glass Mosaic, 20” x 30” by artists Sandra and Carl Bryant. See their portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Morning Walk in Venice” Glass Mosaic, 20” x 30”

 

I work with my husband Carl as one half of an artist team. We have worked in mosaic art since 2001 which is when we began our artists’ lives as a second chapter, both in our mid-forties after many years of work in the business world. You can store up a lot of ideas and notebooks full of sketches while sitting at a computer.

 

“Ginko Leaves” Glass Mosaic, 76” x 36” by artists Sandra and Carl Bryant. See their portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Gingko Leaves” Glass Mosaic, 76” x 36”

 

I have always painted as a hobby, and we have made hand pressed clay tiles over the years. When we discovered mosaic in 2001, we both fell in love with the medium. We made our first large mosaic on the floor of our bedroom, went through three boxes of bandages and the carpet was never the same. We created our first public art mural in 2006 and have done many murals since.

 

“Flamenco Dancer” Glass Mosaic, 30” x 25” by artists Sandra and Carl Bryant. See their portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Flamenco Dancer” Glass Mosaic, 30” x 25”

 

We create a variety of styles in our artwork, and although Carl has a style that is more abstract than mine, we collaborate on almost everything we do.

 

“Barn Owl” Glass Mosaic, 13” x 20” by artists Sandra and Carl Bryant. See their portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Barn Owl” Glass Mosaic, 13” x 20”

 

 

We are both inspired by so many things—nature, our travels, birds, animals, people, vibrant colors, muted and soft palettes, gardens, flowers and landscapes—just to name a few.

 

“Carousel” (Installed in the Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston) Glass Mosaic, 22’ x 6.5’ by artists Sandra and Carl Bryant. See their portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Carousel” (Installed in the Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston) Glass Mosaic, 22’ x 6.5’

 

We are both self-taught and have learned much from books, technical organizations, experimentation, some classwork, practice, practice, practice and from great people who share their technical knowledge. Those people inspire us to always share what we know as well.

 

“Central Park in the Snow” Glass Mosaic, 36” x 30” by artists Sandra and Carl Bryant. See their portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Central Park in the Snow” Glass Mosaic, 36” x 30”

 

After so many years of sitting at a desk, I am eager to start work every day and have a hard time taking time off. There will never be enough time to do all the art that is in my head. Carl’s list is at least as long as mine.

 

“Heroes of the Tampa” (Installed in the Tampa Bay History Center) Glass Mosaic, 23’ x 10.5’ by artists Sandra and Carl Bryant. See their portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Heroes of the Tampa” (Installed in the Tampa Bay History Center) Glass Mosaic, 23’ x 10.5’

 

We are very fortunate to meet wonderful people in this work, both our clients and other mosaic artists. I think there is a certain camaraderie in the mosaic world based on the type of person who can put in the intense amount of time it takes to create mosaic—that blend of patience and crazy.

 

“The Robin Queen” Glass Mosaic Sculpture, 6’ x 4’ by artists Sandra and Carl Bryant. See their portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“The Robin Queen” Glass Mosaic Sculpture, 6’ x 4’

 

It’s also a lot of fun to grow and continue learning when using this medium. We have recently started to make more sculptural mosaic which, although requiring us to learn how to piece around a three-dimensional base, has nevertheless been extremely enjoyable.

 

“After the Rain in Venice” Glass Mosaic, 20” x 30” by artists Sandra and Carl Bryant. See their portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“After the Rain in Venice” Glass Mosaic, 20” x 30”

 

Most of our mosaic is done in stained glass. We feel there is a form of magic when creating mosaics.

 

“Poppy” Glass Mosaic, 30” x 51” by artists Sandra and Carl Bryant. See their portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Poppy” Glass Mosaic, 30” x 51”

 

It is in the process of breaking down large sheets of glass, finding the perfect type of glass for each small hand cut piece, finding that “just right” hue, level of transparency and surface texture that speaks to what we’re trying to say with what we describe as a glass “brushstroke.”

 

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Comments

  1. Danny Eckert says

    Sandy and Carl are wonderful artists. The thing that their art doesn’t show is that they are two of the most wonderful people you could ever meet. We are blessed to have three of their pieces and consider them dear friends.

    They both are so humble, kind, loving … what more could be said?

  2. Gorgeous work, cool medium! Congratulations on the level of beauty you’re achieving.

  3. They create beautiful pieces of artwork together. Great colors and detail.

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