x Jacqueline Mia Exhibits on bGallery


To find out more about Jacqueline Mia and view her stunning work, use the links below …..





I produce vibrant, textured, tactile pieces using unusual materials to add dimension and intrigue to my work.

Yes I do encourgae you to run your fingers over my work –  although my art looks delicate it is very robust. ( and can be cleaned) Experiencing the texture is part of the appreciation process!

I love vibrant and unusual colour combinations which make my heart sing, sounds romantic but Im sure you know what I mean.

To me art is to brighten and enlighten, to make you catch a moment to ponder. Above all I hope my work is seen as beautiful. The dimensions and shadows of the depth and texture captures a different light from different angles around the room giving you a different vision every time.

About me?!

My name is Jacqueline Mia, I sign all my work with just ‘MiA’

I am a Graphic Designer by trade and still work freelance when commissioned. Art is my joy and where my heart is.

I work in a small studio within my home, I am surrounded by brightness and inspiring images. In my geek-corner waits my AppleMac!

I am passionate about my art being able to be appreciated by the visually impaired or blind.

I am happy to accept commissions or re-paint one of my pieces in a different size to suit your space. Some of my pieces are large its true, these were created with business premises or hospitals in mind.

I have exhibited widely, and also loaned my work to hospitals for ‘Art as Therapy’ schemes.

All my work is professionally framed, if for any reason you would like the frame removed I am happy to do this for you.


x Glittering Shards – gifts and lots of new courses for 2015!

I hope life is treating you kindly. I do appreciate your time reading my email . I thought that I would let you know about my latest courses, as well as some exciting news about the direction of Glittering Shards. As always, if you are not in the London area, do scroll down for news that may be of interest to you.

I have developed 7 different packages of courses to suit different needs, including 8-week courses, one-day workshops, mosaic immersion days and mosaic tasters. You can see them all here, including dates for the coming year.


Online resources

If you have been to the Glittering Shards website recently, you may have noticed a new menu for online resourcesThis currently gathers all the tips, tutorials and resources from over 10 years of my blog. In the next few months, I will be adding a new range of online learning tools and downloadable resources on:

  • mosaic making (basics and advanced)
  • mosaics as a tool for mindfulness
  • art as a tool for transformation.

Soon, there will be a new, easy to access menu with book lists & links on these subject areas. Bear with me as I do all the techie and content work on this – always a bit of a challenge for non-computer buffs such as myself! (If anyone knows a good WordPress person that might help I would be grateful for the contact).


x Golnar Malek Exhibits at the ‘Menier Gallery’ until 1st August 2015


Realm in the sun


Golnar’s most recent work, however, will be on display at the Menier Gallery from the 28th July- 1st August. http://www.meniergallery.co.uk/Menier_Gallery/About.html

More of Golnar’s artwork can be seen using links below –



x Dex Hannon is part of joint show at Marsdens Mechanics 01 July – 31st July 2015

I have 5 photographs as part of joint show at Marsdens Mechanics 01 July – 31st July
battle with ourselves we must accept defeat

x James Richardson Exhibition July 2015 at Customer First Centre,16 The Forum Wallsend, Tyne & Wear,


More of James work can be seen using links below –



x bGallery Artist Patricia Haskey at The Summer Show at Maiden Bridge Saturday 23rd May – Sunday 2nd August





Sat 23rd May 2015 continuing every Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holiday until 2nd August
11am – 5pm
Other times by appointment 015242 61463

23 other eminent artists, will make this year’s exhibition wonderfully varied and internationally important.

Continuing every Saturday, Sunday & Bank Holiday 11am – 5pm
Other times by appointment
Tatham, Lancashire LA2 8PR
015242 61463
More of Patricia’s Artwork can be viewed and purchased using links below :

x Hilary Roberts Photographic Work at bGallery



Autumn Trees

Producing images based on my photography has given me pleasure and satisfaction for quite a long time.

I am a Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society and a Master of the International Federation of Photographic Art but neither of these distinctions has prevented me from creating unusual and original art.

Travels abroad, especially to Cuba, have resulted in many vibrant images.  However, I also love to create pictures taken in the British Isles and I particularly like to produce elegant scenes of my Regency home town, Leamington Spa.  These local pictures can be seen on my website.

Every component of my pictures has been captured by my camera, but I like to make modifications and changes to each image, maybe removing distractions, harmonising colours or building up layers of meaning.  The technical term for this is “fiddling”.

A huge variety of subjects are included in my portfolio and all are available to purchase as giclée prints on archival art paper.

Balconies of Havana

Sunday in Provence

To the Windmill

x Ann Stringer-Paget at b Gallery




Ann is a professional artist, living and working from her studio based in Staffordshire.

Initially trained as a Design Engineer working within the Motor sports Industry, she would paint in her spare time, exhibiting collectively and alone. Her success and love of the creative process, led to a decision to quit Engineering and paint full time.

During the last 20 years, Ann has been dedicated to her first love of painting. She also teaches privately and holds lectures relating to the Work of the Old Masters when time permits.
In the past she has given presentations to Universities and Public Institutions around the UK.

She is an elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, an active Member of the Birmingham Watercolour Society and an Associate of the American Watercolor Society.

Ann studied Modern and Contemporary Art with The Tate London, qualified for Public Speaking via the English Speaking Board.  She also runs her own Fine Art Tuition Company

“Being inspired is my driving force to paint and I find that there is so much to be inspired by! A moment in the day when the air hangs still, a sound, flash of colour, memories…. anything can be the starting point of my journey into paint ! The inspiration will generally dictate the style of the finished work, be it realistic or abstract.

My process will usually start with sketches, either from life or memory, developing on to the moment of expression in the medium of my choice. That choice will be driven by the feeling or emotion that I wish to express in the work, hence the process could lead to working in oils, acrylics, watercolour, pastels or mixed media ….. it’s the outcome that is so important to me, the process and the medium are simply my most treasured and dynamic travelling companions, accompanying me to my final destination.”