Featured Artist Terri Albanese

Artist Terri Albanese describes her work as “painting with glass.” Enjoy her fascinating portfolio, and learn more by visiting her website.

 

"With One Another" Glass, 12" x 12" x 2" by artist Terri Albanese. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“With One Another” Glass, 12″ x 12″ x 2″

 

It began with the breathtaking mosaics in Italy. They completely captivated me.

 

"With a Few Others" Glass, 35" x 20" x 2" by artist Terri Albanese. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“With a Few Others” Glass, 35″ x 20″ x 2″

 

I am a mixed media artist who chose glass as my medium because of the color, brilliance, depth, reflection and refraction that can only be found in glass.

 

"Touched By the Dew" Glass, 18" x 25.5" x 2" by artist Terri Albanese. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Touched By the Dew” Glass, 18″ x 25.5″ x 2″

 

Native to Columbus, Ohio, I trained at the Columbus College of Art and Design, earning a BFA in graphic design. After finding inspiration in the ancient mosaics of Italy, I chose to further my education at the Miami Mosaic Academy in Florida.

 

"Voice of the Meadow" Glass, 12" x 12" x 2" by artist Terri Albanese. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Voice of the Meadow” Glass, 12″ x 12″ x 2″

 

Here I embarked on a new creative direction and a style that was fresh and truly unique. It would emulate my illustration style and give me the freedom to “paint with glass.”

 

"In the Shadow of its Branches" Glass, 12" x 12" x 2" by artist Terri Albanese. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“In the Shadow of its Branches” Glass, 12″ x 12″ x 2″

 

My glass paintings are created one piece at a time. I begin with handcrafted Youghiogheny glass from the Laurel Highlands of Pennsylvania that has an aesthetic uniqueness of color, textural waves, striations, random bubbles and a variety of other natural effects. Each piece of glass is an original piece of art in itself.

 

"The Setting Sun" Glass, 12" x 12" x 2" by artist Terri Albanese. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“The Setting Sun” Glass, 12″ x 12″ x 2″

 

I then hand cut the glass into long thin strips. These pieces become my palette. I place the pieces side by side, building colors and textures similar to a painter with brushstrokes.

 

"Out of the Storm" Glass, 12" x 12" x 2" by artist Terri Albanese. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Out of the Storm” Glass, 12″ x 12″ x 2″

 

My pieces are designed to be viewed from a distance. They slowly pull you in, giving you the opportunity to get lost in the details. Look closely at each of my glass paintings and you’ll find a tiny piece of gold smalti, a reminder of the mosaic that inspired me when walking the streets of Montepulciano.

 

"Giving Light" Glass, 48" x 48" x 2" by artist Terri Albanese. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Giving Light” Glass, 48″ x 48″ x 2″

 

I am particularly interested in the public’s desire to touch my work. I encourage them to do so, as this allows them to be pulled farther into the art. With a desire to evoke emotions of joy, peace and encouragement, my pieces are both aesthetically and conceptually driven. They are inspired by my personal experiences, faith and love of nature.

 

"Giving Light" (Installed) by artist Terri Albanese. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Giving Light” (Installed)

 

My glass paintings are created for those who want to reveal something about themselves and their love for original art. My pieces can be found in private and corporate collections throughout the United States, Hong Kong and Israel.

 

Artist Terri Albanese with her artwork "Colors of Courage" Glass, 107" x 72" x 2". See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

Artist Terri Albanese with her artwork “Colors of Courage” Glass, 107″ x 72″ x 2″

 

From seeing the beauty in this world and all its wonders I want my art to celebrate life.

 

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