Works on Paper

Chihuly’s two-dimensional work on paper is as exciting and unpredictable as his work in glass. His expressive paintings epitomize his energy and spontaneity as he works very quickly using acrylic paints with broad brush strokes.

“You can more directly sense my energy in my drawings than in any other way perhaps. And from the very beginning, the drawings were done, as my glass is done, very quickly, very fast.” 

-Dale Chihuly

“The drawings have given me a new freedom – if I can do it on paper, I can do it with the glass.”

-Dale Chihuly