What I See

What I See

When I look for images that spark my creative energy, other people sometimes look me like I’m crazy. The most boring piece may appeal to me because I can “see” the glass and visualize what I want to make. Sometimes it is the color combinations, or it could be the flow...
Birds on a Wire

Birds on a Wire

This series began last fall with “Fly”, with the idea of creating some very abstract renditions of birds in flight and hanging out on power lines. Copper power lines in the form of tubing and copper channel, with a very understated cinnamon Baroque swirl glass flowing...
Changing Seasons

Changing Seasons

Seasonal inspiration has long been a focus of mine, and I particularly love the representing the changing seasons. This is now the third group in this series. Changing Seasons I and II will be at the Plum Bottom Gallery, and series III is currently available in the...
I like it, BUT…

I like it, BUT…

I like it, but… the colors are not quite right. Can you make one with (insert colors here that match my decor better) and maybe a little smaller (or bigger, or longer, or wider, or narrower)? The piece they really, really liked was Winter Blue, and could a I make a...
Forest Edge

Forest Edge

This sketch of a forest edge, with a glimpse of a river through the trees, inspired a transom window. The arched top triptych was installed above the front entry door. Even though the sketch is pretty small, the panel ends are quite narrow – the ends of the arch...
Thinking Spring

Thinking Spring

Anyone that knows me, knows that pink is generally not my color, but this flowering crabapple tree is special. At first it was simply a response to the view out my client’s front door, and since I had to guess about the color because it wasn’t blooming, I went...
Which way is UP?

Which way is UP?

A good design looks good the way it is intended, but also works upside down, sideways, and sometimes backwards. Balance is what makes it work, visual balance and structure. So when Iwork on a piece, I move around and look at it from different directions. I am always...
River Birch

River Birch

This is actually the second panel inspired by this watercolor sketch. The first one was a commissioned mirror, and the tall verticals of the birch in the foreground perfectly framed the side of the mirror while the river grounded the lower edge. I liked it so much...
River Seasons

River Seasons

While the client and I talked in the studio, I started sketching out her ideas on a piece of brown packing paper lying on the workbench. As she talked about the concept of time and seasons changing and how a river flows through life carrying everything to and from...

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