Gary Drostle

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Gary Drostle

Gary Drostle

Paint, Drawing, Sculpture, Ceramic, Glass

Greater London
United Kingdom


Fishpond mosaic

Fishpond mosaic

Multi award winning mosaic commissioned by Croydon Council.

2m diameter.


Unglazed ceramic

Introduction

Statement

I've been creating site specific mosaics for over twenty years. My work can be seen in parks, town centres, corporate headquarters, schools, hospitals and public buildings across the UK and in the USA.

My work has won numerous awards including the 'Best Architectural Mosaic' award at the Mosaic Arts International in 2008, and the Rouse Kent Award for Public Art in 2007.

 

Biography

I was born in London in 1961 and studied Fine Art at Camberwell School of Art, St Martins School of Art and Horsey (Middlesex) School of Art. I began my practice as a professional public artist soon after leaving Art College in 1984.

I have travelled extensively across Europe, the Middle East and the Far East and have studied a number of foreign languages including Arabic and Chinese.

Developing and exploring my work as an artist has taken me into many different areas including newspaper and magazine current affairs cartoons; book illustration; banner making; vehicle painting; Mural painting including, Buon Fresco painting; digital print processes; QR code works and Keim Murals.

In my mosaic work I have gained an international reputation and have had my work feature at the ‘Mosaic Arts International’ exhibition for the last six years running. I have spoken and taught on mosaic across the USA and in the UK and was elected President of the British Association for Modern Mosaic in 2006 and Chairman in 2010.