Mosaic Inspiration – Sea, Sand and Countryside


Rosanna by the Beach

Many of you will know that I visit Northumberland on a regular basis. When I am up there I do a lot of beach and cliff walking and I try to get out into the Northumbrian countryside. It is very much ‘big scenery’ up there, large scale vistas and quite dramatic. The beaches are lovely and stretch for miles with lots of sand dunes.  A total contrast to London life.

By the Sea

By the Sea Tryptic

I often get inspiration for mosaics up there based on the sea, sand and countryside. These mosaics tend to be more suited to the ceramic matt tiles with their lovely muted colours. I often incorporate sand and pebbles into these pieces. A flash of stained glass can give the effect of the sun glinting off the sea, or a field in the distance full of burgundy heather. The odd glass tesserae tile will be much more effective when used sparingly, less is definitely more.


These pieces tend to be quite abstract and dramatic and have proved to be very popular.  With this in mind I have decided to create a new range of mosaics based on my northern visits. I am calling it ‘The Beach House’ range and have given it a new logo.

Let me know what you think of it.


Rosanna Henderson Mosaic artist Rosanna at the Beach House






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2 responses to “Mosaic Inspiration – Sea, Sand and Countryside

  1. Rosanna. I do like your latest work for your new project Beach House. Having visited Northumberland it is indeed dramatic, with hidden delights. This is captured in this mosaic. The 3 sections provide continued interest for the viewer. I look forward to seeing further work. Well done. Nita

  2. Thank you Nita. I have lots of ideas for mosaics from my Northumberland trips, as you say, full of hidden delights. I enjoy making these triptychs but they are very complicated, making sure everything lines up exactly. Rosanna.

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