Cathy Ambrose Smith
I've been an avid collector of unique and unusual items since childhood. The idea of incorporating them into mosaics just seemed a natural way to combine this passion for collecting with my love of art. I enjoy creating with discarded items, as there's a history behind each treasure I find.
I've had extensive experience working with mosaics and mixed media. Over the past several years, I've participated in various local art shows; national juried shows as well as exhibited in the region. In 2008, I was selected to create a large three dimensional fiberglass fish for the "Fintastically Fredericksburt" program which raised funds for the Rappahannock River. In 2009, I collaborated with another artist to create a large mosaic book sculpture "Art in the Pages" for the Fairfax, Virginia Library Foundation. For the 2012-13 academic year, I was the artist-in-residence at Fredericksburg Academy, Fredericksburg, Virginia.
Since 2010, I have been teaching mosaic art lessons, special groups and workshops in Fredericksburg and Northern Virginia.