My acrylic paintings are explorations of the intense colour and interplay of light found in stained glass. I find the work of Louis Comfort Tiffany particularly inspiring and have spent the last few years doing studies of his work with the aim of learning how to replicate the look of stained glass in paint.
One of Tiffany’s great innovations was this notion of creating beauty from imperfection. Prior to his work, perfect glass was supposed to be clear, pure and even in tone. Tiffany-style stained glass however is a riot of colours and textures that capture, manipulate and shatter the light coming through it in dozens of different ways. Through paint I seek to similarly emulate that beautiful imperfection and control the light as it appears to shine through from behind the painting.
Past Events & Exhibitions
- Market table at Granville Island with Kickstart Disability Art & Culture
June 28, 2018 at the Granville Island, Vancouver, BC
- “Can You See Us Vancouver?” Art exhibition, presented by Kickstart Disability Art & Culture
November 6 – December 1, 2017 at the Pendulum Gallery, Vancouver, BC
CBC News: Can You See Us Vancouver? Art exhibition presented for people using wheelchairs — interview with Yuri Arajs (curator) and Athena Cooper
- International Artist Day Anonymous Art Show, presented by 100 Braid Street Studios
October 27-29, 2017 at the 100 Braid Street Studios, New Westminster, BC