Isaac Smith - Artist - Oil Paintings - Stained Glass

Works by Commission - Oil Painting - Stained Glass - Spokane, WA

Isaac Smith is an artist, creating works in oil paint and stained glass.
Isaac resides in Spokane, WAshington.

More About My Work in Stained Glass:

I like to use clear textures, playing with the light, using color pieces for accents. I create my designs so that the finished work integratesgraphic of Isaac Smith measuring glass visually with the environment where it is installed.

My work has evolved: how I feel about developing the designs has changed. Plus, I go through phases: sometimes, I like geometric shapes and patterns and sometimes that just doesn't work for me.

I consistently like subtlety in design; I'm not necessarily going for design balance, but for something that is flowing, not repeating.

My designs have layers in the visual experience: the more you look, the more there is to see and appreciate.

When you contact me for a window, the design process begins with my visiting your site, looking at the space and the immediate environment (inside and outside), talking with you and sketching. I then draw designs that complement the surrounding space (typically, 2-3 design proposals).

Usually, I do not care for representational pieces or for working with opaque glass; I prefer free flowing forms that the eye can follow. Forms that transmit and transmute the environment, bringing new layers of visual experience to the viewer.

graphic of beveled glass Textures: clear textures pop forward, or fall back, creating dimension in the piece; different glass does different things. One of my specialties is working with beveled glass. I will hand bevel clear glass, then bond a second, colored, beveled piece on top.graphic of a beveled glass piece

Each piece I create evolves from the interplay of the setting environment, the glass textures and colors, the shapes that I use and the visual flow over the piece. Like any work of art, the viewer should continually find new experiences in the piece, keeping the piece fresh and the viewer engaged.

Thanks for stopping by my site. I invite you to visit my Facebook page. I hope that you enjoyed my work and that you will tell your friends.

Prints of my artwork are also available for purchase.


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