Member of British Assoc of Modern Mosaic (BAMM). Cover and two page review in Spring 2006 publication of BAMM's "GROUT" magazine.
Member of Society of American Mosaic Art (SAMA)
New International Magazine "MOSAIC ART NOW"; selected for international panel of six to critique 1100 mosaic art pieces; magazine included two page spread of own work.
Ron Sang, Auckland architect and patron of arts: "Perfect workmanship; beautiful designs and colour choices; each piece of tile or glass is individually cut to shape the design."
Sonia King, internationally respected Mosaic Artist says of Con's work: "Con's spiderweb use of tile, glass and grout is as good as I have seen anywhere."
Lilli Ann Rosenberg (Creator of the Boston Station 10ft x 100ft mosaic.) "I particularly like Con's grace and rhythm in his work."
Commission based art:
My work is based on commission; this enables the clients to buy a piece of mosaic art that suits their style, imagery and home, or Company, or Public space.
It is often large-scale in dimension: One recent private commission covered more than seven metres in length of a backyard block wall, broken into five separate pieces in a gallery formation. Others have been 2.5m x 1.2m or various smaller shapes and sizes to suit place and budget.
I visit the clients to determine what is needed and where; then I provide a fullscale visual of the recommended artpiece, review the contents with the client and adjust images where necessary. This might require a new visual or parts thereof. When the client is satisfied, the visual is signed off and the first progress payment is made (usually half). Final payment is made on completion. Assembly of the piece usually follows payment.
My mosaic art is produced ready for interior or exterior use. I produce them in my studio and they are usually transportable and framed in copper or stainless steel. People are then able to take the piece wherever they go; i