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Cheek, Martin

Sicily Leopards
Bernese Hound
Pink Pheasant
Oliver Postgate Memorial Mosaic: The Clangers
Pink Catfish
Byzantine Peacocks
Sara's Butterfly Dance
'Sara's Butterfly Dance' is a memorial mosaic to Sara - the daughter of Alison, a friend of mine. Sara was a gifted ballet dancer. So the mosaic is supposed to represent – though hopefully in a subtle way – Sara in paradise. As Sara dances she conjures up
Martin Cheek

Having made an award winning film as a student, I worked on several puppet animation projects including The Wind in the Willows, Paddington Bear, Noddy in Toyland and Portland Bill, before setting up my own production company, Cheeky films Ltd. For many years I was a part-time lecturer in animation at The Royal College of Art and a former art critic for the Daily Express. I now work full time as a mosaic artist.
I have become increasingly interested in the applied arts, particularly mosaic, which is becoming more and more popular both as an art form and as a decorative medium. I regard my mosaic work as a logical progression from animation, both of which involve building a coherent whole, displaying character and movement, from thousands of tiny elements. I am particularly inspired by the natural world and relish the challenge of capturing its organic grace in such a seemingly uncompromising medium.

Details about work or recent projects

2008 Four Seasons Mosaic. Bradstow School, Broadstairs, Kent, UK
2008 Turner to Dickens Flagship Walking Route: Turner Mosaics, Holy Trinity School, Margate, Kent, UK
2008 Turner to Dickens Flagship Walking Route: Dickens Mosaics, Upton School, Broadstairs, Kent, UK
2007 Oast House Mosaic. Bower Grove School, Maidstone, Kent, UK.
2007 Totem Pole tiled panels. South Borough Primary School, Maidstone, Kent, UK.
2006 Snake tiled Panel. South Borough Primary School, Maidstone, Kent, UK.
2006 Turner Triptych. Thanet Mencap, Cliftonville, Kent, UK.
2005 Four Seasons Paving Slabs & Sundial. Thanet Mind Garden Gate, Kent, UK.
2000 Canterbury Tales Mosaic: The Priest.St Augustine’s Abbey Canterbury, Kent, UK.
2000 Asaratron. Unswept floor for museum entrance.Roman Museum, Canterbury, Kent, UK.
1999 Cheeky Birds Tree of Life. Sheerness Library, Kent, UK.
1997 The Tale of Taliesin Mosaic. The Museum of Modern Art Wales, UK.
1996 Peace Mosaic to celebrate the anniversary of V.E. Day. National Army Museum, London, UK.

Flint House
21 Harbour Street
Broadstairs Kent CT10 1ET
United Kingdom
Phone: 07949 884620
Cold work, Hot glass, Kiln work: glass fusions for mosaics and jewellery
Artist, Collector: mosaicist
Decorative, Jewellery, Other: mosaics
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