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My name is Barbi Dorfan.

I was born and raised in South Africa, and moved to the USA in 2010.


I entered into the world of mosaic-ing in 1999 during a pregnancy rest from an IT job in the corporate world.

I looked for something to keep myself busy coupled with the need for a creative outlet and was inspired by creating mosaic art.

I became addicted to the feeling of satisfaction that comes with creating something beautiful and unique with my hands. I love being able to create beauty through a process which I find therapeutic.


I have had the good fortune to study with some master mosaic artists including Luciana Notturni of the Mosaic School of Ravenna, Italy; Sonia King and Kim Emerson of The USA, and more recently Jeannot Leenen of Belgium.

Each mentor has contributed to refining my approach to my creativity.

I have explored a vista of mediums, which have evolved into my current style. I enjoy aesthetically combining a diversity of colors and materials with a somewhat abstract and whimsical edge. I love combining realistic images with fantasy. My style has continued to evolve in this way.

My portfolio includes artworks of many sizes and styles, and some large commissions and public art.




2010 - present

2010 - present

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