I am a fused glass artist. I have been working as an artist and designer all my life. Trained as a graphic artist, my professional career centered on graphic design and environmental graphics both in the role of creative director and as a business entrepreneur.
My fine art focus has always been an exploration of abstract lines, forms, and colors. When I discovered fused glass, I knew I had found a dynamic creative medium that would allow me to continue this exploration and express myself beyond the traditional two-dimensional format.
With glass as my chosen tool for artistic communication, I’ve developed a couple of distinctive techniques that I enjoy using to express my art. I like to harness transparent glass chips and shapes into forms that are both functional and sculptural. The transparent glass allows natural light to amplify and surround each piece and thereby magnifying their presence. I also like to use vitrigraph glass strands and cut-glass circles to explore simple and elegant expression of line, shape, and color.
It is my desire to create glass art pieces that add beauty and pleasure to the environment that surrounds them — be that a home, business, or public space.
I currently live and operate my studio in Grand Rapids, Michigan.