Author: Ntang

Sea Bowl in Blue

Sea Bowl in Blue

A organic shaped bowl reminiscent of jellyfish, undulating sea growth or other sea life.

This piece was created by cutting and arranging bits of white glass carefully to maintain the ‘holes’ and unique shape. It was then fired up to 1500 degrees F.  After firing, powdered glass in blue was sifted upon the white and then the piece was again fired. Sometimes a third firing is required to add more powdered glass to achieve a deep color. After the second color is fired on the piece is fired yet again to give it the shape. Each firing takes 12 hours.

This ‘bowl’ comes with a stand for display but it can also be displayed on the wall with a plate hanger.

Goose River

Goose River

Goose River on a misty morning, Swanville, Maine. I love this spot along Swanville Road and pass it often. This particular spring morning the fog was thick and beautiful. I’ve tried to capture the feeling of gazing into the thick fog where everything is vague and all of a color.

Here are some images along the journey of this painting:

ResurgenSea

ResurgenSea

This piece was created from the broken bones of another wave which was destroyed at a show. It speaks to the unbreakable nature of both water and the human spirit, which flows around all obstacles wearing them down. Water is life.

Kiln fired glass in a metal stand.  100’s of pieces of cut glass are arranged like a crazy jigsaw puzzle to create this stunning art piece.

unfired glass art piece
Like a crazy jigsaw puzzle, 100’s of pieces of glass are arranged to create this piece.

 

Second Place Ribbon!

Second Place Ribbon!

My piece, “Sea Garden”, has taken second place in the ‘other’ category at the 2018 Bangor Art Society Member Show. This piece is inspired by sea weed/kelp beds under the sea. It’s about 12″ x 12″ and set in a black metal stand. Created using fusible glass and fired in the kiln up to 1500 degrees F. Fired multiple times for 12 hours each time until the desired effect is achieved.

Glass Artist & Painter

Glass Artist & Painter

I’ve been creating kiln fired glass work for about 24 years now, 16 of them in Maine. I create jewelry, accessories, dishes and glass art pieces. My studies (long ago) were in painting and sculpture, and I’ve found myself yearning to create more one of a kind pieces. Last year I decided to focus more on creating art and marketing it separately from my other work and this required me to approach new venues. With that goal in mind I also decided to create a new site dedicated to my art vs. my jewelry etc….

In late 2015 I joined the Bangor Art Society and entered my glass art pieces in a few exhibits and an auction. Hanging around these fine people somehow lit the desire to paint again. I haven’t painted in about 30 years but here I go again!

This  year, 2018, I’ve joined several arts organizations and will be participating in a number of exhibits with them. Check my ‘where to find me’ page for upcoming venues.

This site is a natural extension of this new direction….. I hope you will enjoy it..

~Love and Light, Nancy

PS: My dichroic glass jewelry can be found at Glass Orchids and my new market farm & lavender farm info can be found at WinterRose Farm.

Belfast Bay, Acrylic on Canvas

Belfast Bay, Acrylic on Canvas

I love painting out in the open air. It’s so different from  painting in the studio; there is a depth, and a quality of light, in real life, a distance between things that a flat photo (at least one I take) cannot convey. Often I will start a painting outside and then finish up in the  studio over weeks or months. This provides the best of both worlds.

This painting was created in such a way over a number of months. I started at the harbor in Belfast, Maine and finished up in the studio. I so love the ocean; looking at this painting you can almost see, feel and hear the water gently lapping against the dock and feel the warm breeze on your brow.

Thanks for viewing,

~Nan

PS: this one is for sale in the shop. I’ll add more as I can.. she who wears all the hats runs out of time…

My First Ribbon!

My First Ribbon!

This month I’m participating in the 2016 Bangor Art Society Member Show and tonight I was awarded a 1st place ribbon in the ‘other’ category. Other is glass, pottery, mixed media etc… anything that is not drawing, oils, acrylics, watercolor, pen and ink or photography. This is my very first win of a ribbon!! I’m excited : )

Acrylics for speed!

Acrylics for speed!

Well, I found myself in a bit of a crunch for time. You see, I have applied for a fine art cooperative which juries in February (yeah this month!!) and I don’t really have a ‘body of work’ to show. I had forgotten just how long oil paint takes to dry and so PANIC ensued!!! Fear not I thought… Acrylics!!! Now, I have never painted in acrylics before except some denim jackets long long ago ….. but off to the store I went and bought a ton of colors…. and WOW holy moly does this stuff dry fast! I am saved! It’s not the same, and my true love is oil .. but hey…it’s not bad!!

So here is an image of the 2nd painting I’ve done in 30 years, in acrylics!

First Painting in 30 Years

First Painting in 30 Years

So as I mentioned, I have not painted in about 30 years but recently got the urge. I always painted in oils before and so my first in all these years is also in oils. It was frightening to pick up the brushes and stare at that white canvas and, I admit, I procrastinated for awhile before I committed brush to surface. For me, this is a new adventure in learning how to paint again. I’m no longer that 20something, recently graduated girl who majored in painting and sculpture. I’ve changed, and so has what I see when I look at the world through the eyes of a painter. But as I reconnect brush to canvas, that student of the arts stirs; while I find my vision may have changed, I also still retain much of how I once felt when I paint. My paintings will be both similar to my older work.. and different…much as I am similar to that young girl…. and yet… different.

Join me as I grow, experiment, learn and explore….