Working directly with hotel owners and interior designers
I work directly with building owners or commissioning interior designers, getting to know the space and objectives, and often then make up a series of initial sketches or mock ups.
I paint on fabric which shimmers slightly, and use a method of etching into the cloth to create areas of transparency contrasted to opacity. This makes beautiful shadows, and when the fabric is encapsulated between toughened glass, allows for partial screening effects if required. The resulting laminated glass panels can be compared to stained glass – and have a similar transformative effect on the light and atmosphere of a space.
Create a unique space for you and your visitors to enjoy
Incorporating my work into a space can transform it, creating a truly unique, atmospheric and memorable place for you and your visitors to enjoy. Art glass panels provide a fantastic opportunity for interior designers to create ambience and a strong visual impression in their designs, while hotel owners tell me that my work has real impact even when the colours are subtle, and is regularly commented upon by their visitors.
I am inspired by light and water – landscape and weather – and several projects have sought to bring that imagery into a building through image and colour. The softness of textile and the richness of the painted colours combine to achieve a completely unique product.
I was awarded a major grant by Arts Council England in 2005 to develop this work and it continues to excite and thrill me as I install each unique project.
Where can art glass panels be incorporated?
Projects can be incorporated as freestanding art glass panels, glass screens, or within any architectural glass setting. My work is also suitable for outdoor sculpture.
Laminated glass panels are ideal for hotels and restaurants, spas and wellbeing centres. They can be incorporated into a variety of interior design schemes including for offices, secular or sacred spaces, and for public and residential commissions.
Glass art is evocative , gentle and ethereal – whilst vibrant and full of light and colour. This is evident in my work for the health suite and spa at No15 Great Pulteney Street, a luxury hotel in Bath, UK. Here the laminated panels were used as windows to evoke beautiful calm light in the treatment rooms and spa.
The technical suitability of the glass I use
The toughened (tempered) glass that encases my painted fabrics is suitable for any context where glass might be specified. The resin laminating the glass has UV protection as well as resistance to extremes of temperature.
The glass is both toughened and laminated – providing the highest technical specifications for safety suitable for application in any architectural or interior setting. Artworks, screens, furniture, windows, doors, splashbacks, balustrades, shower screens, wallcladding, room dividers, reception desks, bars – and more!