A childhood growing up on the Cornish cliffs watching the Atlantic storms crashing into the rocks has inspired me to capture the movement and colour of crashing waves and the sea.
Each wave is hand painted with enamels, tack fused and slumped into curves, with highlights of dichroic glass.
Pieces include - large curved wave on oak base, medium wave with bur elm, small curved wave and wave plaques. Also available are individual and unique pieces designed and painted in the waves theme.
Woodland, nature and wildlife have always inspired me and my garden is full of inspiration throughout the seasons. I love the sculptural quality of cow parsley, thistle, honesty and dandelion seed-heads and these
pieces have many layers individually painted with enamels and highlighted with gold and platinum lustres with dichroic details.
Silver birch trees combined with lovely ferns below, found in wonderful walks in Perthshire led me to the new range of woodland pieces. Real ferns are fired within the glass and layers are combined with silver leaf and platinum lustre. There are many variations on the theme of flowers and woodland and pieces vary in size and sculptural shape, those shown are just a few examples.
With the love of the sea it semed only natural to love the creatures that live there, fish in particular. Shoals of colourful, irridescent fish swimming in unison has a wonderful sculptural quality. Living in Scotland
and witnessing leaping salmon led to the 'leaping salmon' series which I am still exploring.
Fish and shoals vary in size and each one is unique in the way they move, all are individually hand painted and finished with dichroic highlights. There are wall panels, shoals and some individual pieces are mounted onto oak bases.
Their shape, colours and the way they decay and distress has always appealed to me as an artist. Living near the sea we frequently visit the lovely harbours found in Pittenweem, Crail and Anstruther, studying the
boats and fishing net paraphernalia.
Each boat is hand painted and made out of overlaying strips of glass to give the impression of the planks. Crushed glass (frit) and metal leaf including dichroic highlights, with gold and platinum lustres details. Some pieces are then slumped into a curve and mounted onto an oak base, others are framed for the wall.