Cherie Bosela has been creating art since she could pick up a pencil and draw. She learned photography from her dad and took her first photography class in high school and continued with the medium all through college. She grew up in Central Florida and graduated from the University of Central Florida with a degree in Art. She still lives and works at her studio in Orlando.
During college she was always searching for her medium. She studied every medium available to her. She thought photography might be it since she had been experimenting with it for so long, but it was missing the hands on building and creating. She learned about Antoni Gaudí loved the mosaic work he included in all his architecture. The very first mosaic she made in 2000 was from a kit, and it ended up in the garbage. Not happy with her results, she bought a few books about mosaics and started playing around with different types of tesserae. Then she started playing with her photography under the glass. She finally felt like she found her mediums.
Her mosaic work has been included in exhibits at The Museum of Glass in Tacoma, WA, 1st Thursdays at the Orlando Museum of Art, Mayor’s Gallery in Orlando’s City Hall, CityArts Factory, Lexington Center Museum & Gallery, and Williams Tower Gallery, Houston, TX to name a few. Recently several pieces of her artwork was published in “Bonnie Fitzgerald’s Guide to Mosaic Technique”. She has won several awards for her mosaic work. She was on the Society of American Mosaic Artists Board of Trustees from 2014-2017.
As a side project, she helps raise money for various Weimaraner rescues all over the country. It started with just taking fun photographs of her two Weimaraners Lucy & Violet. Then it turned in to printing and selling cards with the photographs she has taken. Most of the profit is then given to the Weimaraner rescues.
April 1st, 2016 she quit her full time job to open Luna Mosaic Arts, a brick and mortar studio space and online shop. She sells various mosaic supplies, artwork, hosts mosaic artists from all over the world to teach workshops and creates her artwork at the studio space on 813 Virginia Dr. Orlando, FL 32803. Stop by and say “Hi”.