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Virginia Gardner - Premium Artist

Virginia Mosaics is the studio of artist Virginia Gardner, located in the beautiful countryside surrounding Charlottesville, Virginia. Virginia's work is noted for its intensity of color & bold use of textural elements. She creates two dimensional and sculptural pieces, incorporating a wide range of materials, from stained glass and shards of china, to found objects and natural materials such as jaspers and gemstones.


  • Water Wall I by Virginia Gardner, mosaic: smalti and stained glass on wedi board<br>24 x 24 inches

    Water Wall I
    mosaic: smalti and stained glass on wedi board
    24 x 24 inches

  • Water Wall II, Shadow of a Sunset by Virginia Gardner, mosaic: smalti and stained glass on wedi board<br>24 x 24 inches

    Water Wall II, Shadow of a Sunset
    mosaic: smalti and stained glass on wedi board
    24 x 24 inches

  • All I See is Red by Virginia Gardner, mosaic: smalti and ceramic on wedi board<br>17 x 26 inches

    All I See is Red
    mosaic: smalti and ceramic on wedi board
    17 x 26 inches

  • Shock and Appall by Virginia Gardner, mosaic: smalti, stained glass, ceramic<br>24 x 18 inches

    Shock and Appall
    mosaic: smalti, stained glass, ceramic
    24 x 18 inches


Virginia Gardner Artist Statement: My work follows one of two paths. One path is narrative, a response to an aspect of my reality. These works reflect an interpretation of real conditions, whether of a personal nature, like aging, or the broader world environment, such as war.

The other path is less defined in the beginning, evolving until completion. For example, I am attracted to natural patterns. There may be something in the way the limbs of a tree intertwine or the light falls on marsh grass, which triggers an emotional response. As an image begins to form and reaches my consciousness, I will nurture its development, sometimes for months. There is a magical point when I know it is time to make it real. This process can be heady, intoxicating; the birth of an idea, there’s nothing quite like it.


  • Hidden Treasures by Virginia Gardner, mixed media: ceramic, smalti, jasper, marble, ammonite, paua shell, fossil, coral, pyrite, sandstone, alligator scoot, costume jewelry on hardibacker board<br>20 x 12 inches

    Hidden Treasures
    mixed media: ceramic, smalti, jasper, marble, ammonite, paua shell, fossil, coral, pyrite, sandstone, alligator scoot, costume jewelry on hardibacker board
    20 x 12 inches

  • Prophecy by Virginia Gardner, mosaic: marble, jasper medallion, smalti, raku on hardibacker board<br>20 x 16 inches

    Prophecy
    mosaic: marble, jasper medallion, smalti, raku on hardibacker board
    20 x 16 inches

  • Origin by Virginia Gardner, mosaic: snowflake obsidian, black tourmaline, peridot, heulandite, ceramic <br>12 x 10 inches

    Origin
    mosaic: snowflake obsidian, black tourmaline, peridot, heulandite, ceramic
    12 x 10 inches

  • Secrets by Virginia Gardner, mosaic: stained glass, millefiori<br>14 x 14 inches

    Secrets
    mosaic: stained glass, millefiori
    14 x 14 inches




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