About My Work: My work ranges in various themes of landscape and fantasy. Through my stained glass mosaics, drawings and photos you can see my love of nature, patterns, colors and the hand-made. I create my work as a reaction to what I find beautiful, curious, and inspirational. I draw my creativity from the magnificence, mystery and magic of Mother Nature as well as the human spirit. My projects are a way for me to investigate and to explore what I find particularly fascinating at the moment. I seek out and photograph natural environments through hiking and road-tripping and back in the studio I translate them into colorful monuments of my impressions. My hope is that the work I do will show my strong connection to our planet, to inspire others to care about it the way that I do, to tread lightly and to protect the many special places that exist all around us.
My main project for the year is working on a new collection inspired by my trips to Yellowstone National Park. It will consist of about a dozen large scale landscapes. Currently I've completed the first two and am working on the third while planning the 4th - lots to do!
In the latter part of they year I hope to start another new series based on the many places I had the honor of exploring while on a year long roadtrip across the US in 2015. The work will be based on the photos I've taken in those many special places I've been lucky enough to set foot on. I will be reworking my approach and will be adding new dimensions to my glass works. I will strive to capture the essence of each place and to impress and touch those who connect to Mother Earth as I do. Additionally I aim to inspire others to get out there and to see what this beautiful planet has to offer.