Katy Galbraith


Working with views over the river and hills, Katy Galbraith is frequently inspired by this rural landscape which is reflected in her mosaics. Flowers in abundance feature in most of her pieces, however, she has expanded her repertoire to include native birds, insects and mammals. Her mosaics can be purely decorative, such as a picture for a garden wall or a sculptural piece, or with a more practical purpose such as a tabletop or kitchen splashback.

In producing her mosaics, she aims to be true to herself and her interest in recycling and sustainability by incorporating many recycled materials, including those representing her local area or pieces donated for use by friends and family, like a traditional patchwork concept. This reuse of materials also gives her work a textural quality to it, as light bounces off the different tile facets.

The receipt of recycled materials stimulates her creative processes, often acting as a catalyst for new work. She sees working with mosaics as an evolving process, as she explores working with new materials, techniques, themes and people.

Her work is to be found in the National Museum of Scotland, The Bield near Perth, various schools and community locations in Perth. She also participates in international mosaic projects.

Katy Galbraith - Dancing Flowers
Katy Galbraith - Spangly Mosaic
Katy Galbraith - Floral Mirror
Katy Galbraith - Bird in Foliage
Katy Galbraith - Hanging Bird