Denise Jaques MSDC


About Denise
Denise Jaques is an award winning artist, based in Surrey. She makes contemporary shimmering mosaic art for the home and garden. ​ Often working to commission, Denise creates site specific pieces for exhibitions, private clients, as well as commercial artwork for both interior and exterior spaces. Her work has a strong sense of colour, pattern and rhythm and plays with the idea of distorted reflections. She explores scale and dimension by working on a range of projects from large scale pieces of public art and sculpture, private commissions and fine art pieces for galleries and exhibitions.
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Pushing boundaries with material and texture whist playing with distorted reflections.

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Born: London 1973


  • 1992-5 Central St, Martins, London BA (hons) Textile Design
  • 1989-92 Southend School of Art

Exhibitions / Employment:


  • Exhibition Designer- The Savill Garden, Art in the Garden
  • Art in the Garden Sculpture Exhibition-The Savill Garden
  • Makers' Collective Spring Showcase- Oxmarket Gallery
  • Surrey Artists’ Open Studios
  • Solo Show- Courtyard- The Oxmarket Gallery
  • App Art- Godalming
  • 6 Artists’ Collective- Farnham Pottery
  • Making Matters- Pop Up
  • Brighton Open House
  • Moy Mackoy Gallery- Scottish Borders
  • Birtley Woodland Art Space
  • Festival of Crafts- Farnham Maltings
  • Artists in Residence- Folly Hill School


  • Exhibition Designer- The Savill Gardens, Art in the Garden
  • Art in the Garden Sculpture Exhibition- The Savill Garden
  • Making Matters Pop Up


  • RHS Wisley- Sculpture Exhibition
  • Summer Exhibition- Red Dog Gallery
  • Exhibition Designer- the Savill Garden, Art in the Garden
  • Art in the Garden Sculpture Exhibition
  • Artist in Residence- Ructstall School
  • Artists in Reidence- Potters Gate School
  • Open Garden Exhibition
  • Sculpture Trail
  • AppArt, Godalming
  • Arlesford Festival Pop Up
  • Surrey Artists' Open Studios


  • RHS Wisley- Sculpture Exhibition
  • Bow Wow Haus Installation, St. Pancras Station
  • Exhibition Designer- The Savill Garden, Art in the Garden
  • Artist in Residence Artist- Folly Hill School
  • Open Garden Exhibition- Sculpture Trail
  • 6 Artists’ Collective Pop Up
  • Magpie Contemporary Art- Summer Exhibition
  • App Art Exhibition
  • Surrey Artists' Open Studios
  • Festival of Crafts- Farnham Maltings


  • Surrey Artist of the Year –Solo Show
  • RHS Wisley- Sculpture Exhibition
  • Open Garden-Sculpture Trail, Wheatley House
  • App Art Exhibition
  • Magpie Pop-Up Exhibition
  • Surrey Artists' Open Studios


  • Surrey Artist of the Year (winner)
  • Festival of Crafts
  • Surrey Artists’ Open Studios
  • Leigh Art Trail
  • Artist in Residence- St. Andrews School

2015: Founded Mosaic Happy

2009-2018: Teaching Mosaics- Adult Education

2008: Relocate to Farnham

  • Leigh Art Trail

2007: Move from Essex

  • RHS Art & Design Show
  • Art in the Woods Installation
  • Essex Open, The Beecroft Gallery
  • Artist in Residence/ Rainbow Room
  • Artist in Residence/ Eat Well Mosaic Project Westborough School


  • Essex Open Exhibition , Beecroft Gallery
  • This Is Leigh Exhibition, Atelier Gallery
  • Leigh Art Trail


  • Essex Open Exhibition
  • Leigh Art Trail
  • Art by the Sea Exhibition, Beecroft Gallery


  • Leigh Art Trail
  • Artist in Residence-STAR project- Rethink Mosaics


  • Essex Girls, Braintree
  • Leigh Art Trail


  • Baby number 2
  • Leigh Art Trail
  • Braintree Open (winner-young artist)
  • Artist in Residence- Firsite Gallery, Colchester


  • ARTSTART- Arts Council Project


  • Baby number 1
  • Leigh Art Trail


  • Driven to Abstraction Exhibition, Beecroft Gallery


  • Leigh Art Trail


  • Teaching art at HMP & YOI

1996-2007: Teaching design, mosaics, crafts- Adult Education

1995-2001: Artist in Residence- Various schools, hard to reach groups

1995-2001: Art instructor- Various schools, galleries

1995: New Designers

1994: William & Mary Award

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