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REVERSE PAINTING ON GLASS:
A rare practitioner of the 17th Century Chinese technique of reverse painting on glass, Gary has been creating mixed media images in this manner for over 40 years. He discovered this technique by accident when during a college art course, he removed the glass from his family’s front door and used it as a canvas on which to paint. Well, it didn’t work! But several days later, he discovered the paint had dried and cracked in intriguing ways and he has been working on glass ever since. He soon discovered that the are no ruless and he began mixing oils, acrylics, wood stains, inks, dyes, spray paints, water colors ... you name it ... to create the very powerful images we have today. A video of Gary’s technique is in the permanent collection of the Rakow Library of the Corning Museum of Glass in New York State.