In the 80's I FOUND a group of STAINED GLASS ARTIST WHOMS WORK I JUST LOVED, they were known as nontraditioal Stained Glass Artist. I was able to study under one of them NARCISSUS QUAGLIATA in OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA. IT CHANGED HOW I FELT ABOUT STAINED GLASS AND THE ART THAT COULD BE MADE FROM IT.
I WORK IN LEADED AND COPPER FOIL STAINED GLASS METHODS AS WELL AS HAND ETCHING ON GLASS, SANDBLASTING, FUSED, PAINTED AND OVERLAYS ON GLASS. I DESIGN AND MADE GLASS BOXES, ANGELS, CANDLE HOLDERS, VASES AND ORNAMENTS JUST TO MENTION A FEW.
MY ALL TIME FAVORITE IS STAINED GLASS MOSAIC WALL ART. IT HAS BEEN THE ONLY MEDIUM THAT ALLOWS ME TO FEEL WHAT I AM DOING AND DO WHATEVER I FEEL.
THERE IS NO RIGHT OR WRONG WAY OF CREATING MOSAICS. NO SIZE LIMITATIONS. NO COLOR LIMITATIONS. I AM ABLE TO ADD WHATEVER MATERIALS I FEEL WILL MAKE THE ART RIGHT FOR ME. IN RETURN WHAT I HOPE MAKES IT ENJOYABLE TO OTHERS.
Several years ago I WAS BLESSED TO BE ABLE TO CONVERT THE WATER COLOR PAINTINGS OF TEN STUDENTS OF A LOCAL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL INTO STAINED GLASS WINDOWS FOR THE SCHOOLS COURTYARD. BEAUTIFUL IS ALL I CAN SAY. THE COLORS TAKE YOUR BREATH AWAY AND LEAVES YOU WITH LOTS AND LOTS OF SMILES. THE CHILDREN WERE SO PROUD TO SEE THEIR ART AS PART OF THE BUILDING. SOMETHING THAT WILL LAST WAY PASS THEIR YEARS AT THE SCHOOL AND EVEN THEIR CHILDRENS IF LEFT IN PLACE.
MY LIFE LONG JOURNEYS WISH IS TO MAKE OTHERS LOOK AT STAINED GLASS AND STAINED GLASS MOSAIC ART THE SAME WAY THEY VIEW PAINTINGS AND PHOTOGRAPHY. Because what they do WITH A BRUSH OR CAMERA I DO with Stained GLASS.
I have been around for a long time and have produced more windows and doors than I can recall. My Mosaic Art has found homes from coast to coast. I Love what I do
HOPE YOU ENJOY MY ART.