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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.

Alison Hepburn

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

I also enjoy collaborating with other mosaic artists and have 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.

I am a member of the South West Mosaic Artists Group.

Recent work