Artwork for Tamsin Abbott
Fox and ravens
The Black Fox
There be dragons
In the heart of woods
Dreaming of the Selkie seas
The Hare in Her Bower
My work is inspired by the British countryside, not just its beauty or drama but also the invisible tapestry of myth and magic which is interwoven with the landscape and the familiar flora and fauna that we feel so connected to. I try to imbue even the smallest of pieces of my work with a sense of this magic, to do justice both to the subject matter of my work but also to the glass itself; a material with alchemical qualities and a mystery of its own.
Creating an artwork is, for me, about creating a thread of communication between nature, spirit, myself and other people. A successful piece of art is like a conversation that can be had silently between people who may never meet but which will change the atmosphere of someone's day or outlook, perhaps temporarily or even permanently.
Stained glass illustrator
I create individual stained glass panels for sale through exhibitions or galleries. I do not teach but I hope that my work will encourage people to undertake some creative activity of their own.
I have been working as a stained glass artist for twenty years.