Alpenglow glass artwork by Roger V Thomas

Op. 536 Alpenglow

Pismo Fine Art Glass
Aspen, CO

Glass, 23 by 39 inches.
Frame, 32 by 46 inches.

It snowed recently in Portland—a lot. As in very-rare-shut-down-the-city kind of snow. As always, Roger was struck by how much the weather impacted his mood. Instead of the spring and summer-like palettes he was working with, he decided to return to the black and whites of winter. After taking Ingrid the Studio Dog for a walk in the deserted park down the street, and being struck by the starkness of the dark trees against the white snow, he created this piece.

Photo credit Bill Bachhuber.


Roger Thomas was born in Los Angeles, California in 1951. He began working with stained glass in the 1970’s, and by the 1980’s was developing his own innovative techniques with fused glass. After moving to Portland, OR to take a job at his favorite glass factory in 1988, he established his second studio and began to “make things” in earnest.

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