Beyond the Glass
My work reflects an appreciation of both ancient and contemporary glass and the excitement of exploring ways of enhancing and revealing the beauty of glass. I find glass the perfect medium to convey atmosphere and capture ephemeral effects - from shifting mists and moonlight on snow to the gleam of a meandering river.
Working mainly with "antique" glass, so called because of the subtle patterns and flow of translucent colours within it, I use traditional stained glass paint to develop a setting or effect which is suggested to me by the colours of the glass itself. I also layer pieces of glass to add an evocative extra dimension to painted and unpainted works.
The range of glass techniques available allows any size of project to be realised. My work can be smaller than a hand or as large as a window.
Extensive collections of prints and cards of my glass work are available.
I enjoy working on commissioned designs which encapsulate messages, stories, memories and passions, creating unique tributes in glowing colours which will never fade.
Summer 2017 Artist Residency at Casa Zia Lina, Elba, Italy.
Reflections – a series of stained glass pieces accompanied by stone carvings by Helen Mary Skelton and photographs by Jane Willis, all in response to Vanessa Gebbie’s World War 1 poems in Memorandum, Poems for the Fallen.
Elements of the Reflections collection will be reconfigured for an exhibition at the Brighton & Hove Progressive Synagogue in November 2017. (The exhibition has previously been staged in Newick Church, November 2016, and Holy Trinity Church, Hurstpierpoint, September 2016).
June 16th - July 5th 2016
Ways of Seeing, The Grange , Rottingdean. A joint exhibition with Carol Lawson, Chris McEwan, Barbara Todd and Nichola Campbell.
1st June - 4th September 2016
A display of painted stained glass pieces and prints to accompany Vivien Leigh: Public Faces, Private Lives: an exhibition at Nymans, organised by the V & A.
1st March - 31st May 2016
Dreams Behind the Scenes - an Artist in Residence project commissioned by Nymans. See more information here.