I have chosen glass as my medium. I love to paint and with glass as my canvas I can view the infusion of light and color through its transparency - like sunlight streaming though a stained glass window. My inspiration comes from my love of nature and the spectacular hues created by the bright warm glow of the sun and the deep blues and greens of the sea. I so fondly remember from my childhood living along the Mediterranean coastline.
As I look at an object, from still life to nature, I see with both eyes and capture its essence within my soul. My eyes capture reality, but my soul translates that essence into my art.
The impressionist style has greatly influenced my work. Explosion of Colors and movement are recurrent themes in my work. As my hand starts to draw and the piece begins to take shape, I am inspired by ideas that guide me and mold my art. Each one of my pieces takes on a unique and different look depending upon the angle in which the light penetrates or refracts off the glass.
While glass crafting is a pure form of art, its splendor resides not only in the piece but in the duality of its beauty and functionality. I deeply believe that art should be enjoyed not just displayed. I have crafted each piece of glassware to be practical and useful. Nothing gives me greater joy than creating art that lifts the spirits of those who use it.