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Learn About Mosaic Art In Savusavu

“To this day, some 25 years later, her mosaics can be seen in various resort swimming pools and foyers around Fiji (Fiji Gateway, Macombo, Dominion, Hot Springs), with the most spectacular of her creations on a two-story wall at Montfort Technical College in Savusavu,” she said.
02 Aug 2020 09:05
Learn About Mosaic Art In Savusavu
One of Katrina Brown’s wall mosaic at Montfort Technical College in Savusavu

Give it a go, you might find a pleasant surprise in discovering your talent.

This was what our own mosaic artist, Katrina Brown, said to those who have doubted themselves in finding they are most passionate about.

Ms Brown disseminates her knowledge on mosaic art to schools and resorts in Savusavu.

Workshop

Daku Resort owner, Delia Rothnie- Jones said it would be the first the resort that would organise a workshop and are looking at least seven interested participants.

“Katrina Brown’s first foray into art was in the medium of mosaics. She and a friend were inspired by the vivid intricacy it offered and determined to learn how to do it,” Mrs Rothie-Jones said.

“To this day, some 25 years later, her mosaics can be seen in various resort swimming pools and foyers around Fiji (Fiji Gateway, Macombo, Dominion, Hot Springs), with the most spectacular of her creations on a two-story wall at Montfort Technical College in Savusavu,” she said.

Daku Resort had recently been organising yoga retreats, Zumba where the locals were also part of the event.

About Ms Brown

Local artist Katrina Brown

Local artist Katrina Brown

With maternal links to Savusavu, Ms Brown is the daughter of Stanley Browne who founded and built Fiji Navy.

She was born in Suva and was educated at Veiuto Primary School and then Suva Grammar School.

The mother of two after leaving school toured Australia and was inspired by a mosaic artist.

Upon her return, she met a friend whom they share the same interest and decided to create art through the use of tiles and cement.

“It’s a hobby that I have always loved and I was self-taught,” Ms Brown

“Living in a small farm in Savusavu with my mother, husband and children, I am currently working on my drawings and paintings of the trees and birds on the land that I live on in Balaga.

“I would go to schools and teach primary and secondary students on art.

“I really love teaching people the basics and help people who want to paint but think they can’t, they can just find their creativity,” she said.

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