Doug Gillis’ many-faceted career path through the worlds of design, academia and art has informed many aspects of his varied works in fused glass. A native of Akron, Ohio, he has found a home in New Mexico after years of living and working around the country and world.
Gillis calls upon line, pattern, texture, shape, color as instruments within his compositions. He is able to create something so deceptively simple out of a process so deliberate and complex. His luminous creations are the aesthetic rewards of letting Earth's natural materials express themselves as fine art. The contemporary color palettes used in his works allow collectors to display multiple pieces together for a harmonious effect, no matter which individual artworks they have chosen to enjoy.