Glass Artist — La Pine, OR
I am a glass enamel artist. I use finely powdered glass enamels mixed with water based or oil based mediums to paint onto glass. The majority of my paintings are done in a reverse process onto the back of clear glass. Each piece is fired multiple times in the kiln to cure the enamels as well as to change the glass, rounding it and forming it to the final product. I feel that the clear glass is simply a unique substructure for my artwork and allows my paintings to become more than just drawings – they become unique and one of a kind boxes, tiles, bowls and plates – functional art in most cases.
My art imagery is influenced by nature and whimsy. I love to include all sorts of animals in my work, mostly focusing on birds, dogs and cats. I draw my ideas in a way that is unique to the final outcome of my glass paintings. The techniques that I employ for enamel painting on glass are unique to this medium and so my drawings are more than just sketches – they are specific and detailed renderings of what I will trace onto the glass. My work is a way to express my love of nature, fun and animals and I hope it puts a smile on your face.