I am mosaic artist, Janet Ward. I have lived in Devon and Cornwall all of my life and I have resided in the beautiful coastal town of Budleigh Salterton for the last twenty years, with my daughter Lucy and son, musician, Laurie Ward.
From a background of teaching and leading art in primary schools for many years I became particularly interested in the art of mosaics.
I have used my expertise and highly developed skills to co-ordinate whole school mosaic projects as a mosaic designer.
Over the last fifteen years I have dedicated myself to my passion of creating mosaic art which is diverse in subject matter and style and are suitable for either interior or exterior locations.
I have taken much of my inspiration from my travels to the countries around the Mediterraneanin particular the classical ancient Roman mosaics of Rome, Pompeii and Herculaneum.I have also been influenced by the stunning work of Antonio Gaudi.
I am also an enthusiastic gardener and have created my own Roman garden based on the mosaic of Neptune and Amphitrite in Herculaneum. A photo of it can be viewed in my gallery and is an illustration of how the positioning of carefully designed works of art can beautifully enrich an external setting.
I am a member of the British Association of Modern Mosaics. (BAMM)