Line Mortensen’s educational background is a MSc. in Landscape Architecture with a specialisation in golf course design and big scale construction. Before deciding to become a full time artist in January 2015 Line ran her own architect business for more than a decade as well as spending a few years as a course coordinator and lecture at Edinburgh College of Art.
As an artist Line draws on her architectural background, construction experiences and Scandinavian heritage. Her creative endeavourer goes beyond Mosaic’s but in Mosaic she has found an art form which genuinely suits her passion for design, materials and good craftsmanship.
Line’s work is recognisable by being original, contemporary, textured and abstract. Her take on mosaic comes from within and is based on an appreciation of materials and their potential as creative components. Line uses a wide range of materials often in more ways than one - however it is her use of contrast between textures and colours which really sets her work apart.
In her work Line uses both new and reclaimed materials such as glass tiles, Italian Smalti, French ceramic tiles, semiprecious stones, reclaimed slate and Scottish sea glass. Her aim is to crate something which is “beautiful”, well made and will leave room for individual interpretation and emotional engagement.
Line’s mosaics are all one-off pieces - mainly smaller solid unframed mosaics or larger installations. Due to the time involved Line does not have a huge “production” and most of her work is sold by Line herself or though fairs and exhibitions.
Year Established: 2012
2013 selected to display work at the Craft Scotland’s Summer Show in Edinburgh.
2014 showing with Craft Scotland in both London and Edinburgh.
2014 As one of only 10 UK based mosaic artists selected to exhibit in France at the Museum of Beaux Arts, cloister of Notre Dame in Chartres.