“I am captivated by color, texture, movement and light.”
I am moved by people doing ordinary, everyday tasks. I’m also inspired by photographs I have taken, during my overseas travels, and all the colors of the Earth. But I’m concerned about the planet, the melting ice caps, the fight for survival of the coral reefs and undersea creatures. I try to capture the spirit of the world, freeze that moment in time, and tell that story in my art.
I am primarily a self-taught artist. However, during my two year stay in England, I took oil painting courses. I was struck by the melancholy, yet vivid, landscape and changing weather of the English countryside. Since then, dramatic color and mood heavily influence me, surfacing in my painting. In 2001, after 9-11, I began moving my images into kiln-formed glass, as well. This result is an exciting marriage of imagery between the canvas and the textures, depths, and sculptural aspects of the glass.
Courtesy of Blissful Studios and Gallery
I was juried into New Glass (Neues Glas) Review 32, International Review of Glass Art published by Corning Museum of Glass. My book, Printmaking Techniques on Glass, was released in Dec. 2011. I have been exhibited in a juried show at the Smithsonian Institution, am currently exhibited at the Corning Museum of Glass, and have participated in the prestigious annual auction for Dale Chihuly’s Pilchuck Glass School. My glass art is featured in: Best of American Glass Artists, Art Glass Today, Creative Glass and Contemporary Fused Glass. I teach advanced classes on kiln-formed glass at The Corning Museum of Glass, The Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, universities, and private studios around the world and in my studio at Warm Glass Gallery and Studio in Clemmons, NC. My art can be found in private and corporate collections around the world.
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