Gary LaParl

Gary was born in Baltimore, raised in western West Virginia and spent his early adulthood in Chicago and Philadelphia. There, he enjoyed working as as a theatre artist semi-professionally. He became interested in visual art during his 18 years living in Salem, MA and apprenticed as a flat glass craftsperson for 10 of those years with Kai Colombo in neighboring Peabody. He has recently been drawn to oil paint and has started to learn how to interpret and conceptualize images using that medium. He loves mixed media images as well, and hopes to incorporate collage, oil and glass - if even possible - into future works. He joined Glass Crafters in 2015.