I am a stained glass artist in the Northern Virginia area. I have been doing stained glass off and on for the last 20 years. As I write this, I am astounded to realize just how long I've been enjoying this hobby. The sweet faced child on my logo is my son, who is now 19!
I love working in glass and playing with how it interacts with the light both as it goes through the glass and is reflected back by the glass. I view myself painting in glass just as an liquid medium artist paints with pigments.
I find my work tends to reflect the beauty of nature. I strive to highlight what is native to the area where I live and work. Being the wife of a military member means that my work will reflect a wide variety of places. I also like incorporating other elements into my work than just the two dimensional glass. For instance the Heron fireplace screen has slag glass chunks and a fossil ammonite incorporated into the design.
I have been busy the last few years exploring more and more ways of working in and with glass. I have expanded my palette to now include not only mosaics and traditional glass; but fused glass, fused glass painting, and sandblasting on glass as well. As part of this exploration, I have also added a small line fine silver jewerly. These are made from real orchids and fine silver clay. Currently, these are only offered at the gallery but I soon hope to have a link here to a site on Etsy as well.
I will be trying to add these new pieces to this website and do a better job of keeping it up to date.