CMA Board Members
Becki Whittington - Co President
Becki Whittington is a mosaic/mixed media artist with a background in instructional design and school counseling. After being introduced to mosaics as a 7th grader at Long Lots Jr. High School, Westport, CT, she has forayed into the medium with more vigor starting in 2012. She continues her life-long learning by participating in workshops and classes taught by recognized mosaic artists. Her work has been in juried shows in Colorado as well as in Northern and Southern California. She was an Artist-in-Residence at The Maime Dowd Eishenhose Library in 2016.
Whittington puts the essence of herself into each piece that is one-of-a-kind, whimsical, thoughtful and is inspired by the stories to be told. She uses unique combinations of shape, texture and color along with a wide variety of materials to create these works of art.
The art is created with tile, china, beads, jewelry, scrapbook paper, photographs, stained glass, wire, tempered glass, polymer clay, acrylic paint, and alcohol ink. The interpretation of artwork is always in the eye of the beholder yet many of her pieces invoke reaction by being interactive with a game and/or a phrase.
Her work is on permanent display at The Maime Dowd Eisenhower Library, Broomfield, Colorado and The Children’s Hospital, Aurora, Colorado. Private collections include addresses from the United States, New Zealand, Australia, the United Kingdom and Barbados. Becki participates in shows as part of the Colorado Mosaic Artists and Lakewood Arts Co-op. She was honored to have one of her pieces displayed in Colorado Senator Cory Gardner’s D.C. Senate office.
Her roots started in the Midwest, were nurtured on the East Coast, and are firmly held in Broomfield, Colorado she where has raised her children. Her studio is also located in Broomfield.
Whittington was the Vice-President of CMA from 2017 to 2018 and returns as Co-President starting in 2020. She is a firm believer in volunteer work which includes having taught Junior Achievement business curricula to over 700 school children.
Delcia Litt - Co President
Delcia Litt is a glass and stone mosaic artist with a background in traditional stained glass. She is the principle designer for Mountain Top Stained Glass. Her precision flowing designs are her signature trade mark developed from her stained glass background.
She has honed her craft in this field since 1985 while holding down a professional career but is now retired. She has studied under many significant mentors over the years. she particularly valued her time at the Ravenna, Italy Mosaic Art School under the tutelage of Luciana Notturni in 2011. There she learned about Roman and Byzantine styles constructed in the old school ways.
She loves to teach her craft and develop new techniques. She continues to learn new things being part of the CMA tribe. She joined CMA in 2012 and served on its board from 2015-2016 as the Website, Marketing, and Social Media liason. Visit her website here: Mountain Top Stained Glass
Carrie Doman - Vice President
Carrie began her artistic journey almost 30 years ago when she first took a pottery class at Washington Heights. Eventually she built her own gas kiln and embarked on a 20 year journey of developing a unique style and marketing her work. As often happens in life things change. Carrie went back to school and now has a full-time job. Her family also moved so she no longer had the time, studio space or a kiln to continue working with clay.
Through the years Carrie developed a love and passion for the creative process and knew she had to find a way to bring that back into her life. She created a coffee table with pallets that included stained glass. With that project completed she began to search for a way to use the remaining glass and her journey into mosaics began.
“I am again enjoying the creative process and experimenting with finding my voice in this exciting medium by taking classes and workshops to refine my skills and style”, said the artist.
Carrie feels very fortunate to have found CMA and to have the privilege of learning from so many generous and amazing artists. She looks forward to continuing down this path. “After all, it is the journey, not the destination that keeps life interesting”, she added.
Nataly Parson - PR/Media Director
Nataly was born and raised in Moscow, Russia. At age 28 she moved abroad to explore the world with her American husband. For 10 years they lived in The Netherlands, Singapore, Thailand and travelled more than 35 countries together. Two years ago they decided to settle down and moved back to the States where found their home in beautiful Colorado.
Nataly has more than 12 years experience in PR and Communications in different industries from banking and automotive to fine wine and publishing.
While living in Holland, Nataly tried mosaics at one of the local schools and got immediately hooked. Since then the hobby transitioned into a passion, and now, she spends most of her free time making mosaics in contemporary style. Recently, she also started teaching a “Mosaic Letter” class for beginners.
“Being a part of CMA is a privilege for me”, says Nataly. “I am very thankful for the opportunity to implement my knowledge for the growth of this community and even more important – to learn from the team of these amazing people!”
For Nataly’s mosaics please check her Instagram
Cindy Miller - Treasurer
Cindy was born in Boulder and has lived in the area all her life. Growing up her hands were always doing something, craft wise, sewing etc.
Later in life after retiring Cindy found mosaics through a friend, and it became her life therapy. She will try or use any kind of material to glue to or to glue on.
Cindy has three grown children and seven grand kids all in the area. Some of the best times for her is when they are all around a table working on some mosaic project and sharing the joy of being together and creating art.
Claudia Heaphy - Secretary
Claudia was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina and moved to New Jersey when she was five years old. She always loved to draw and spent most of her childhood drawing cartoons and making up stories. When Claudia was 17, her family moved back to Argentina. There, she studied Fine Arts at an Institute in Cordoba, Argentina where she graduated in 1982.
Finally, Claudia set roots in Connecticut in 1983, got married in 1985 and later had 2 beautiful children. She didn’t make a living from art, instead she kept it as a hobby for many years. When Claudia’s children were young, they would make fun art projects together. As the kids grew up, they moved out to the beautiful Colorado. And when the kids moved out, Claudia had more time for exploring art.
In 2008, she just happened upon a mosaic class in Loveland and that’s when she fell in love with mosaics! Since then Claudia has had the opportunity to teach basic mosaic projects in a stained glass shop in her hometown of Berthoud, and also co-teach mosaic art at Turner Middle School where she used to work. Recently, she has had the pleasure of introducing mosaics to a group of friends and now they get together once a month to work on their projects and catch up.
These experiences throughout the years have only strengthen Claudia’s love for this wonderful art and being a member of CMA only enriches her experience. “I’ve enjoyed learning something new with each piece I’ve made. Mainly I’ve enjoyed making landscapes because there’s so much color-play with each season. I would also like to learn more about portraiture art and practice more with the hammer and hardie. I feel very grateful to have found mosaics and to be a part of CMA”, said Claudia.