Line Mortensen is a Danish architect and mosaic artist based in North Berwick, Scotland. Her background is a MSc. in Landscape Architecture and specialisation in golf course architecture. After running her own architect business for more than a decade and a few years working as a course coordinator and lecture at Edinburgh College of Art Line became a full time artist in January 2015.
As an artist Line draws on her architectural background, Scandinavian heritage and passion for design, materials and good craftsmanship. Her work is recognisable by being original, contemporary, structured and textured. Line’s take on mosaic is based on an appreciation of materials and their potential as creative components. She uses a wide range of materials (glass, ceramic, semiprecious stones, reclaimed slate and sea glass) but it is her way of using the materials, the contrast between textures and colours and the compositions in her work which sets her art apart.
The mosaics are all one-off pieces ranging from smaller solid unframed wall mosaics to larger scale wall installations selling from around £250 to £20.0000. The work has been very well received but due to the work involved the “production” is limited and most work is sold by Line herself or though fairs and exhibitions. Since taking up Mosaic Line has successfully been selected to shown work at exhibitions in Edinburgh, London, Charters (France) and Chicago (US).
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.