Sunrise on the Intracoastal Waterway is awesome. Herons, egrets and spoonbills can often be seen fishing. This great blue heron is waiting for the right moment.
St. Augustine Light
St. Augustine Light. 20x 30. Stained glass mosaic of our St. Augustine Lighthouse which has stood sentinel through the ages. It is done on hardiboard and is suitable for a sheltered outside area as well as inside.
Checking Out The Zinneas
8x22. Watching the swallowtails choosing their favorite zinnea! Stained glass mosaic done on hardiboard.
Once In A Blue Moon
Once again, one of my favorite subjects...the moon. And one of my favorite glass colors, cobalt. It measures 18x36 and is done on Hardiboard. Several color grouts are used along with iridized glass and a shell embellishment. The sand is grouted with tiny glass beads.
Another Day In Paradise
24x32. Stained glass on hardiboard with bead embellishment for the surf and some wire for the fencing.
Everyone's off the beach! It's all mine. Great time to walk, collect shells, sharks teeth. Low flying pelicans are looking for lunch. Tranquility.
Monarchs in the Garden
18"x24". Done on hardiboard and embellished with beads for the flower centers.
Walking the Beach - Panel 1
Walking the Beach consists of two panels, each 8"x 42". These were done as part of a backsplash for a customer. Each contains several colors of grout, shells, beads, and sea glass. The foam is done using flat back frosted gems. It is done on Hardiboard.
Walking the Beach - Panel 2
Walking Vilano, Too
Walking Vilano, Too is my sequel to Walking Vilano. I took a photo of this little guy and have been using him on Christmas cards, notepaper, etc. I thought I would immortalize him on glass! It measures 14x24 and is made with stained glass, beads, and shells.
10"x10". This was done for a friend of mine. The mosaic was done from a photo he found on line. I tried to find the photo again to give credit to the photographer/artist, but couldn't.
McCrab is a commission that came from CA while I was in the midst of renovating my condo. It is a kitchen backsplash for a beach house. It measures 14x16.
Full Moon on the Mountains
This is a miniature piece 3"x5" and is "glass on glass". Stained glass is applied to a clear glass substrate.
This piece is a "glass on glass" piece and was made as a gift to some dear friends. It measures 10"x14. Stained glass is applied to a clear glass substrate.
Aspens Near Tahoe
This piece is 5"x7" and is "glass on glass". Stained glass is applied to clear glass and then grouted. Beads were used for the fall foliage.
Full Moon over the Ocean
This little piece is 3"x4" and is "glass on glass". Stained glass is applied to a clear glass substrate. Beads are used for the surf foam and crystals are used for the stars.
Full Moon Magic
It's a toss up which I love more...the spectacular sunrises or the magical full moon rising over the Intracoastal Waterway. Neither one ever loses its allure for me. The giant orange moon rising from the horizon eventually lights up the waterway with reflections like sparkling diamonds. Twinkling lights from the shore on St. Augustine Beach are tiny crystals. This piece measures 14″ x 30″ and is done on Hardiboard. It can be used inside or outside.
14″x26″. Done on Hardi Backer Board. Can be framed or inset in wall. It could be used outside, but I would recommend a covered area. This piece is comprised of thousands of seed beads and other beads. I have sealed the seed beads and shells with Polycrilic Protective Finish. Vilano's a great beach for hunting shark's teeth...yes, there's one on my beach!
24"x36". Great Blue Heron. Done on Hardi Backer Board. Can be used outside. It's always a treat to come upon a great blue posing, fishing, or taking flight. This one is hanging out in the brackish waters of the Intracoastal Waterway.
'Flittin' 'round the Pond
Love to hang around ponds and lakes. You see so many beautiful plants, insects, reflections...I sat and watched dragonflies "flittin' 'round the pond" and was inspired. This mosaic is done on Hardiboard and measures 12x24.
A common but always beautiful sight near the coastal areas are egrets sitting at the edge of the water fishing. Many times they just seem to be taking in the sun and enjoying the solitude of their surroundings. This egret is basking in the full sun. It is done on bead board and measures 24″ x 36″.The sun′s rays are fashioned from brass rod. The sun itself is a beautiful iridized glass, as is the egret. Mirror is used as the sun′s reflection on the water. There are four colors of grout. It would be suitable for an entryway, covered pool or patio area or lanai.
Like clouds, jellyfish are fascinating drifters to watch. At the Monterey Aquarium, the jellyfish exhibit is like entering another world. All around the viewer, thousands of jellyfish float by…the very large and the miniscule. This jelly measures 10″ x 20″. The tentacles are glass beads and the body is fashioned from one piece of glass. It contains liquidized glass and gives the piece many different effects.
This tropical trio of hibiscus measures 12″x12″ each. They are done on Hardiboard and can be used or mounted outdoors. The stamens contain crystal and glass beads. Perfect for a garden wall or Lanai or patio.
Under The Sea Horse
Dragonflies By The Marsh
Maid of the Mer
This hand-cut stained glass mosaic measures 12″ x 24″. Interest is added with the use of iridized glass and beads which create a light catching shimmer and fantasy to the undersea world.Three colors of sanded grout were used to finish the piece.It is framed with a flat black metal frame.
This piece was one of the first I completed. I loved doing it because it was inspired by the view from my condo. The marsh produces much wildlife and there was always something interesting to watch. Eagles, osprey, hawks, frogs, turtles, fox, and so on entertained me daily. On the slow day, I just watched the dragonflies darting about in that peaceful setting. This piece is accented with a "gold" snail crawling up a leaf. He is made of polymer clay and a real snail shell. It measures 12″ x 24″.
This siren of the sea has shining golden hair and is adorned with pearls and beads. Her body and tail make use of a broken vintage Japanese plate. Shell and coral are also included in the piece. There are two commissioned companion pieces that complement her. She measures 15″ x 30″. The two side pieces are 10″ x 30″ each and can be viewed on the Commissions page.
Sea Turtle Traveler
Dragonflies are a favorite of many. They are delightful to watch in the garden and around ponds. Since the first dragonfly mosaic sold quickly, I was inspired to do another. This one is done on cement board and can be utilized outside as well as inside. It contains all hand cut glass and the body is raised and encrusted with rhinestones. A large bead forms its head. How great would this look in a garden wall! It measures 12″ x 12″.
Living near the coast, it is not unusual to see a sea turtle coming up on the beach to lay eggs during the season. Watching them glide through the water is a sight to behold. This particular sea traveler has a raised shell and that shell is covered with mini metallic vitreous tiles. The piece measures 12″ x 12″ and is done on bead board. This could be used under a covered exterior patio or porch or indoors.
This little guy was sculpted by me from polymer clay. He is painted and polyurethaned. His shell is paper mosaic and the background is stained glass. Crystals adorn his flippers and a small mirror is added to the left corner. A great little accent piece in beautiful blues and greens. It measures 8″x8″.
The Palm Palms
SOLD The tropics are captured in this whimsical trio of palms, the first being sunrise with a great red sun rising from the ocean on the horizon. Red sky at morning…sailor take warning! Second is the bright sunshine of a day at the beach and the third is the full moon in a starry sky shimmering on the ocean. All are hand cut stained glass pieces with embellishments of metallic vitreous glass mosaics, mirror, and beads.Each one has the addition of a natural shell lying on the sand.Several colors of sanded grout finish each piece. Each view measures 10” x 24” and is framed with a flat black metal frame ready to hang.
The Three Amigos. I had intended that the amigos not be sold separately, but alas, I did sell Amigo One. However, if you are interested in them, I can reproduce the one that is sold...or you can buy them individually!
The Lizard King
This basking lizard is a colorful representation of the many critters seen here in Florida as well as in the Southwest.They are friendly and plentiful.This one is adorned with rhinestones and would look great in a patio or garden wall.The support is cement board and can withstand exterior use with proper installation.It measures 12″ x 24″.Several colors of grout were used.
Not So Itsy Bitsy Spider
This arachnid measures 8″ x 8″ and is totally harmless but very beautiful in its web of silver lined glass beads.The beads are grouted into the piece with the exception of the top two segments.They are strung on wire andsit slightly higher above the support.Crystals accent the three segment separators and hand cut stained glass pieces create the background. This piece was inspired while looking at webs in the early morning with drops of dew on them…a sight to behold!The spider itself is dimensional and encrusted with small hand cut black glass pieces.The eyes are red rhinestones. As Steve Irwin would say, ″It’s a little beauty!″ The support is Plexiglas and should do well in a covered exterior.It is framed with a flat black metal frame which you may want to change if the piece is used outdoor.
This octopus′s garden is comprised of beautiful hand cut waves of glass in turquoise, lavender, and dark blue.The ″creature″ itself has dimension and is decked out with hand cut pieces of iridized purples and blues that gleam a variety of colors depending on the light source.Several of the legs are raised as is the body itself.Suction cups are flat backed glass marbles and the eyes are magenta jewels.The border is vitreous glass and hand cut colored glass pieces.The piece measures 12″x24″ and is supported on Wonder Board.The piece should do fine in a covered exterior.
12″x12″ on Hardiboard. This piece can be used as a wall decoration, can be installed in an exterior wall, can be used in a garden, or could be a small tabletop. It is embellished with small mirrors, wire, and green gems. Light plays off the iridized glass used for the wings and the body.
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