Internationally acclaimed Seattle artist Cappy Thompson creates compelling painted narrative panels and blown vessels. Influenced by many cultural sources, she incorporates in her work imagery of folktales, fables, religious art, Hindu mythology and compositions that draw upon images and themes from her personal life. In college, in the early seventies, Cappy was drawn to stained glass and taught herself ‘grisaille,’ the Medieval technique of grey-tonal enamel painting on glass. She worked in stained glass for twelve years, but when, in 1987, she got involved with the Pilchuck Glass School, she started to paint also on three-dimensional forms. Cappy has exhibited, taught and lectured extensively. Her work is part of numerous collections and her public commissions include a curtain wall at Seattle-Tacoma airport and a mural at the Museum of Glass in Tacoma, Washington.
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