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Paul Messink

"I want to draw viewers deep into the picture. Elements in my work often recede into a foggy distance, creating an ethereal, almost ghostly quality. "

Glass artist Paul Messink creates multi-layered glass panels that reflect the natural world and exhibit incredible dimensionality. He is interested in natural elements such as trees, fences, and cemetery headstones which disappear into the distance, making viewers want to explore the landscape.

Messink's panels are made of 9 to 12 layers of glass which are stacked together, then fused into a solid piece up to 1.5 inches thick. Portions of each image are hand-painted onto individual layers of glass with glass enamel. The finished piece can be displayed in a gallery stand, and looks spectacular when lit from behind.

While mostly self-taught, Messink has studied glassblowing, flame working, and kiln working with artists including Annette Baron, Don Schneider, and Susan Glasgow Taylor. He has also taken workshops from Third Degree Glass Factory in St. Louis and the Chicago Glass Collective.

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Winter Air
Art Glass Sculpture

$ 3,200
$ 2,560
Ghost Horse
Art Glass Sculpture

$ 3,700
$ 2,960
Turquoise Dawn II
Art Glass Sculpture

$ 1,980 - $ 3,700
$ 1,584 - $ 2,960
Red Trees in Twilight
Art Glass Sculpture

$ 1,980 - $ 3,700
$ 1,584 - $ 2,960
Misty Morning
Art Glass Sculpture

$ 1,980 - $ 3,700
$ 1,584 - $ 2,960
Large Lonely Trees
Art Glass Sculpture

$ 3,000
$ 2,400
Tividale Park I
Art Glass Sculpture

$ 1,980
$ 1,584
Dancer in the Mist II
Art Glass Sculpture

$ 5,000
$ 4,000
Around the Bend
Art Glass Sculpture

$ 2,200 - $ 3,800
$ 1,760 - $ 3,040
Gnarled Sentinels
Art Glass Sculpture

$ 2,200 - $ 4,000
$ 1,760 - $ 3,200
Trees in Twilight
Art Glass Sculpture

$ 3,700
$ 2,960
Lonely Trees
Art Glass Sculpture

$ 1,900
$ 1,520
Forest in Fog
Art Glass Sculpture

$ 3,000
$ 2,400
Blackbird
Art Glass Sculpture

$ 2,000
$ 1,600
Follow your Path
Art Glass Sculpture

$ 3,500
$ 2,800
Dancer in the Mist
Art Glass Sculpture

$ 5,000
$ 4,000
Selected Exhibitions & Awards
Art Comes Alive , ADC Gallery, Cincinnati, OH, 2014
Art Comes Alive, ADC Gallery, Cincinnati, OH, 2013
Royal Oak Clay, Glass, and Metal Show (Best in Glass), Royal Oak, MI, Royal Oak, MI, 2012
3rd Clay and Glass Biennial Exhibition (Peoples Choice Award), City of Brea Art Gallery, Brea, CA, 2015
Art Comes Alive (Category Award), Art Design Consultants, Cincinnati, OH, 2016
Royal Oak Clay, Glass, and Metal Show (Best in Glass), Royal Oak, MI, Royal Oak, MI, 2014
GATHERING: Contemporary Glass from the Heartland (Best in Show), Gallery 924, Indianapolis, IN, 2014
The Glass Prize 2014 (Category Winner), Warm Glass UK, Bristol, England, 2014