My love of nature is my inspiration for art. Being an avid hiker, fisher girl, kayaker, camper & scuba diver, along with travels to Europe & the Caribbean, allow me to draw inspiration for my work.
Living on the Intracoastal waterway in St. Augustine, Florida, and a cabin in the woods of western North Carolina also provide that endless inspiration. Both keep me in touch with nature, filling my heart and mind with ideas for future works. When I view nature, I see scenes in glass.
Having a passion for art all my life, I've released that passion through oil, acrylic and watercolor painting, as well as sculpture. All of which have influenced my glass art. Drawing was my first outlet, transitioning into painting, selling my first, at 11 years of age.
I am drawn to the way glass has a fluid quality and how light just pours through it. I use texture to create depth and even movement in my work. The possibilities in glass are endless.
Primarily self-taught, I continually research to learn and tweak my process. My art glass panels are kiln fired from 3 to 22 times to achieve depth and detail.