My artwork combines explorative investigation of environments and how we as people relate to the environments that we live in and places we escape to. These excursions take me to various places. I draw and paint the landscapes then bringing these images back to the studio I work with them placing figures and objects within the paintings.
This process moves into making layered glass objects which have many painted layers using oxides, paper and other materials then kiln fusing the glass. These create unique images within the glass pieces which are often more than an inch thick. I find that the glass creates layers and depth. The glass also gives the transparency which is so important in the space that surrounds us.
I studied sculpture at Edinburgh College of Art where I became interested in natural environments. After qualifying I became interested in craft forms, with the support of glass artist friends I have been able to learn technical skills in glass and have been able to translate my ideas into the work that I do now.
Year Established: 2009
three top achievements for me at this stage are:-
living and working for 2 years within the artist community in the shetland islands.
learning how to work with cold glass processes.
discovering what my creative intentions are.
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