Flowers in the Desert
Welcome to my Virtual Exhibition ‘Flowers in the Desert’.
I do not have an OpenStudio this year so I am exhibiting online.
Lockdown has been like a desert , but in my desert flowers have blossomed and bloomed . I have been able to return to being an Artist once again .
The exhibition highlights my creative journey in stained glass - with commissions at the Warneford Hospital , the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre and Littlemore Hospital in Oxford .I also paint , draw and sculpt - both ceramic and stone .
Some work is priced.
My recent paintings are not much larger than A4 and are priced between £50 - £ 120 unframed.
Sculptures are small , the largest being no more than 30 cms. Prices range from £50 . Stone sculptures upto £250
Please dont be afraid to ask - a question does not commit .
I accept commissions in stained glass
and for Roosters and the like!
Further details about commissions can be found at the end of the exhibition ‘flip book’.
I stumbled into glass, not with a crash but with an unexpected push.
I was approached to make a stained glass window as part of a refurbishment project on a ward in a local hospital where I was a patient.
I pondered a while and then jumped- what a wonderful opportunity. A case of being in the right place at the right time. My hospital experience was about to blossom and bloom.
I needed to find a glassartist to teach and guide me. I looked through an old Artweeks catalogue and found Vital Peeters whose work jumped off the page at me .Vital’s bold style, use of colour, shape and form resonated with me and my journey began...
My first stained glass window was for the Phoenix Unit at Littlemore Hospital in Oxford.
I then became Artist in Residence with Artscape (an organisation providing creative projects for the benefit of people using services of OBMH NHS Trust . Part of my brief was to create a stained glass window window in the main corridor of the Warneford Hospital in Oxford. I wanted to respond to the experiences of people within that space and depicted this in shape and colour. Many comment on the comfort and strength they have gained from standing before the window, gazing, thinking,dreaming. This is the power of Art, to respond , to give and to receive in thankfulness, with gratitude.
Further opportunities arose.
I designed and made a stained glass window for the Faithroom at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Oxford. I have made many windows ,door panels and free hanging glasswork throughout Oxfordshire and beyond.
In all my glasswork I like to respond to the setting and represent in shape, form and colour.
Circumstances changed and creativity was put on hold until Covid and Lockdown confronted us all .
From this desert , flowers blossomed and I was able to rekindle the passion of the artist within.
My new drawings and paintings are impulsive, abstract and colourful, evolving continually.
My studio is my house- every room with a purpose , be it glass, painting or sculpture .
I am overjoyed and delighted to be back on my artistic journey .
Make an appointment to visit
Vital Peeters at site 144 in Oxford