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.