Around the Millenium, Peelable Glass paints disappeared from the market. Not the Farmer's Market, nor the Saturday Market, from very single shop that used to sell them. They suddenly vanished. And back then the internet was only a speck in the distant ethers. With these versatile paints I had built a little business installing stained glass designs without having to remove windows The St Luke's Hospice chapel in Plymouth commissioned a fourteen foot wall of glass painted wisteria. Stained glass would have cost them thousands. My designs were made at home on fifty sheets, and installed in a single day. Things were looking up. But now the paints were withdrawn, sadly, so were my services. Then,14 years later, peelable paints came back. So here I am picking up the sticky threads. Starting with glass panels beside a doorway in a house called The Lilacs.
The translucence of glass paints makes them one of my favourite mediums. Yes, it is easier to paint on horizontal glass, but people don't always have the money or inclination to remove their windows. And I'm happy to accomodate and adapt to the budget of those who want a bit of interest or colour in their homes or businesses.
Looking forward to 2015!