Frances Shea resides in the countryside in the Ottawa Valley. She is the daughter of Dutch immigrants who settled on a century farm outside of Renfrew and enriched her life with the desire to pursue mathematics, geometry, physics thus nurturing the left side of her brain. Due to life circumstances, she returned to the same rural property, where she had a desire to explore the other side of her brain.

In the search to connect with her artistic style, a simple course in Mosaics had her deeply absorbed with the various angular shapes of broken glass; Geometry and colour. No two pieces of glass were alike, just like the people in our lives.

Frances enjoys creating one-of-a-kind mosaic abstracts, landscapes, and treasured tables.

She had taken an introductory sketching class under the clay relief artist, Richard Gill. Frances also furthered her knowledge of mosaics learning European methods from Jelena Mitric, of Agape Studio in Ottawa. And recently, while in Orlando, Florida , she worked on her technique under the guidance of Lou Ann Weeks, an instructor for SAMA ( Society of American Mosaic Artists)

She is a fellow member of the Renfrew Art Guild, the Nepean Fine Art League and most recently the Society of American Mosaic Artists

“ Time stood still, the mind relaxed and the pieces fit together ”