The painted stained glass I make shows the English countryside, in all its forms. Landscape in particular is a real inspiration to me and capturing its image in light is thrilling.
My home is in the Cotswolds so you will see this influence on my work, but I also have an attachment to the landscapes of the River Severn, The Forest of Dean, the Malvern Hills and West Penwith in Cornwall.
In my work I use the same methods as stained glass painters of the early 14th century. Shades of black Glass Painter’s Stain are applied to coloured glass creating another dimension by controlling the amount of light coming through the glass – almost painting with light. This painted work is then kiln fired before all the glass fragments are fitted together. The quantity of paint allows enough light through the glass to cast refracted pools of colour, a quality I consider essential for the vitality of stained glass.
The panels I make can be hung in windows, installed into doors and windows or designed to your own specification. If you like what you see here, I would be happy to discuss any possibilities with you.