I have made my living as an artist for 30 years. Firstly as a painter, in the last twenty years I have moved towards an emotional approach to landscape. I would say that the landscape has become my canvas – I go out and experience the landscape, the weather, absorb the feeling and colour and sound of it, and this feeds back to my work in the studio. Sometimes the influence is fairly immediate, but often it takes a long time, years even, for ideas to germinate and come to fruition in my painting.
I first came to glass 7 years ago with a painter’s desire to move beyond paint. Since then I have become drawn to explore the myriad possibilities that glass offers as a medium to allow me to make work with transmitted light, conceptual content, and work that moves in a poetic space between word and object.
Like my painting, my work with glass is very much underpinned by a fascination with the landscape, both as a visual and a metaphorical stimulus.
I live in Pembrokeshire with my partner and teenage daughter and run a small gallery adjacent to my studio where I sell my work.
Notarianni Glass is a design partnership between contemporary glass artists Amanda Notarianni and Charlie Macpherson. Their innovative ultra modern pieces are hand made to commission. Projects range from public art commissions, to architectural lighting and one off sculptural vessels.
Materials, techniques, and processes are very important in my work. I have been fascinated by the endless possibilities of metal and glass right from my childhood, watching and helping the Artisans perfecting their creations in the rich and vibrant Yoruba culture. My glass work is a collection of sculptural objects, influenced by materials, the four dimensional interplay of light, the juxtapositions of contrast, the textures and colours that dominate and enrich our urban environment.