Mixed Media by Annabel Potter
I am based in Exeter and mostly self-taught, starting an art career later in life, after attending workshops. My idea for glass painting was inspired by a craft class and wanting a keepsake of my cats!
I have an Environmental Science degree and my love of the natural world is reflected in my work, painting nature and wildlife using glass painting to create a 3d effect with birds, animals and plants. I also do commissions for pet portrait glass paintings.
Each piece is painted over a few days and I use non-toxic glass paints. The glassware is washable after being heat set.
This year signifies a slight change in direction concentrating on mixed media work, illustrations and only large glassware and vase glass paintings. An animal alphabet colouring book was my most recent project with drawings, mixed media paintings and animal facts.
Kingfisher Garden has an acrylic background and I painted the kingfisher perched and rhododendron in glass paint on the inside of the glass frame, so it is a reverse glass painting.
Acrylic and Glass Paint