I have painted for over 65 years and have attended a number of short classes during that time. Working in fused glass for about 12 years, again attending sporadic classes. I have always enjoyed being creative.
My painting is representational, but my glasswork is also abstract. I’m inspired by nature, the flow of water and reflected light on both people and everyday objects. My painting is in a full range of colours, but I often enjoy working with a diffuse and muted palette, while my glasswork is invariably in clear and bright colours, generally I prefer working in translucent than opaque glass.
Presently I am experimenting with small open casting in glass, making my own moulds from both clay and specialist fibre which can be hardened, to make unique shapes. Also some attempts to engrave cast items. My recent projects in glass centre around the environment, with pieces representing the melting icecaps. My present project in painting is to capture this spring - the isolation of individuals and the necessity to stay apart within the emerging abundance of life in the natural world.
Like most artists, I suppose, I try to create the one “perfect” piece or picture and am endlessly disappointed!