Corinne and Laurie
Corinne and her sister Laurie celebrate the success of her very first art market in 2021.

Artist Statement

Throughout my life, I have always felt aligned with my highest purpose when creating something beautiful – especially with something that, by itself, might otherwise not be. Mosaic art is the perfect form of expression for this passion; it is about the power of transformation. Among other things, mosaic art offers endless opportunities for discarded or treasured items to become part of something whole, unique and meaningful.

The most personally significant transformational aspect of mosaics I can point to is that becoming a mosaic artist has transformed me into the best possible version of myself. It is how I feel most enlivened, accomplished, contributory, purposeful, spiritually balanced, and joyful.

Creating mosaics is not just a ‘feel good’ activity. The process of selecting and connecting the elements of size, color, texture and shape, has helped me develop problem-solving skills, critical thinking, and patience – ever negotiating for a work of art the best possible execution and outcome for function or decor. Mosaics is a very forgiving art where imperfections can be embraced to add interest and texture, and highlight other parts of the work, thereby presenting important lessons for life in general.

I want everything I do to bring value and beauty to my community and our world. Becoming a better artist maximizes my ability to do so.

Professional Associations

Society of American Mosaic Artists (SAMA) 2012 – present
New England Mosaic Society (NEMS) 2016 – present
Newburyport Art Association (NAA) 2015 – present

Exhibits & Shows

NAA Bird’s and Bee’s: A Coastal Refuge Newburyport Senior/ Community Center 2023
NAA Solo Show “Grow Your Dreams” 2022
Art in the Park, Lee MA 2022
NAA Spring Members Open 2016, 2018, 2019
NAA Fall Members Open 2016, 2018
8-Cubed 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Small Works Show 2016
Art Adventure Grant Finalists 2016, 2017, 2019, 2020, 2023
Art in the Orchard – Field of Hearts 2019

Philanthropic & Public Art

Mosaic for Afghan Women, International, Mosaic Scarf 2022
Department of Children and Families, Burlington, MA, NEMS Community Installation 2022
NAA Outdoor Sculpture Garden, Newburyport, MA, “Bee Mine” 2022
The Ruins Project, Perryopolis, PA, NEMS Community Installation 2021
Ronald McDonald House, Portland, ME, NEMS Community Installation 2018
Hope & Friendship Metastatic Breast Cancer Foundation, Ipswich, MA, Mosaic Mandala Workshop for Stage IV Women on Retreat 2017
Turning Point, Inc., Newburyport, MA, Mosaic Mural in Paper Facilitated Client Workshop 2016
Corinne McKeown as a child
My first art show