Mosaic Arts

My mosaics are individual Memoirs of the things I’ve seen and loved in my life – or just imagined. I am inspired by nature and family. But regardless of the subject, bold color and shape used in a poignant and beautiful style is the intention.


Mosaic Arts

Some of the my mosaics are more fun than serious, some are more real than expressionistic. Being able to move freely between themes is a skill that adds artistic distinction to my work. Ultimately each Mosaic is about challenging risk. The risk is to create art that will endure for civilizations to come. Another risk is wasting valuable materials on irreversible poor choices.

About the artist

Valerie Bretl  earned a Master of Fine Arts degree from New York University, and pursued professional modern dance and choreography for several years before becoming assistant administrator of the New York City Art commission.


The mind of a Mosaic Expressionist 

 I find designs at the place where an image in the mind intersects with a feeling in the heart. My challenge is to make this point of intersection connect authentically with the viewer, rather than expressing something about myself. The finished mosaic is a physical representation of natural energy that flows through the earthy materials into our humanity, like organic food for our eyes.

Showing the world the meaning of Mosaic

Mosaic Arts has two convenient locations:

12071 SW 165th Avenue
Cedar Key, FL 32625


Mosaic Arts has two convenient locations

60 1/2 Oliver Street
Bristol, RI 02809


Please Call (401) 569-8964

A word from the artist


As a contemporary mosaic expressionist, I am fascinated by the beauty of the natural world and its harmonious creatures. I am especially drawn to subjects that cannot be captured with a camera.

- Valerie Bretl

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