Works by Our Featured Artist
Susi Bains grew up in a family of artists surrounded by painters, woodworkers & textile artists, where art was always supported and encouraged; creating and designing were just a natural part of life. For Susi, glass is the ultimate dichotomy between strength and fragility. It is strong enough to withstand years of severe weather, yet can shatter in an instant if tapped in just the wrong way. Building stained glass ‘windows’ is much like creating and building a puzzle. Individual pieces are chosen for their color and pattern, and then joined together to create a unified scene. Susi paints with glass instead of oils or watercolors and her colorful work is inspired by nature with a little bit of whimsy and fantasy thrown in to remind us that nothing is ever as it seems.