I have been working with glass for over thirty years. I began as a stained-glass artist, and have since focused my work on glass fusion and kilnworking. One of my passions, other than art, is being outdoors. I enjoy walking both through the woods and on the beach. It is on these walks where much of my artistic inspiration is derived.
Colors, shapes and patterns have always fascinated me. The patterns I see in fish, tides, fabrics, flowers, clouds and even birds influence my compositions. My representation of those patterns is found in almost all of my pieces. One of my most popular series of pieces was inspired by the shape and colors of coral I saw in Hawaii.
When people look at my work, I want them to smile. It relaxes me and brings me joy to create my pieces, therefore, when I share my work with others, I like for them to have positive feelings as well. Often when I make a piece, I have a particular friend or family member in mind. I consider their likes, dislikes, passions, and tendencies as I cut, fuse, and comb the glass. The diversity among others has contributed to the range of style in my work.