Tea Room Exhibition: Mosaics by Alison Hepburn

We are delighted to welcome Alison Heburn to display her beautiful mosaics for our final Tea Room Exhibition  for the 2023 season.

“All finished! I’ve just had a lovely morning up in Topsham Museum. It’s a lovely place to exhibit and the white walls are brilliant for mosaics”.

Alison studied fine-art painting at St Albans and Exeter Colleges of Art. After graduating she worked as an illustrator in London for ten years, working on commissions for books, national magazines, newspapers, and greeting cards. During this time, her work developed a highly decorative style which led her into the world of mosaics, and she has never looked back. She now create mosaics for private commissions and exhibitions both nationally and internationally. Her early work reflected her former career as an illustrator and featured mainly figurative work but over the last ten years much of her work is abstract which gives me the freedom to explore new materials and techniques.

She also enjoys collaborating with other mosaic artists and has taken part in many group exhibitions including venues such as York Minster, the 2017 Hull City of Culture and most recently Cockington Court in Devon. In 2023 she became a full member of MAKE southwest.

She is a member of the SouthWest Mosaic Artists Group

Quote from Alison:

“Mosaic for me, is a combination of materials with inherent beauty, the playing of light on the surfaces, and the creativity of the artist. This collecting together of thoughts and objects result in a complete work of art which can be meticulously planned or spontaneous; extravagant or restrained. Throughout history mosaics have endured as an art form because of a human fascination with this ordering of materials and ideas into a permanent form.