Tristan Leicester studied at the Glasgow School of Art obtaining a BA in Painting and Printmaking, 2015. During his time in Glasgow he became interested in traditional painting and drawing techniques. He developed this practice further at the Prince’s Foundation School of Traditional Arts (PFSTA) in London where he gained an MA, 2019. While studying at the PFSTA he also began to explore stained glass techniques using the specialist facilities and expertise of the Swansea College of Art Architectural Glass department.
He has translated his exploration of brush-and- line work from his drawings on to a series of stained glass and sand blasted panels. Inspired by Samuel Palmer’s writings around “mystic luminosity”, some of Leicester’s glass pieces are a direct response to the work of Palmer’s drawings.
Figure and Oxen After Palmer’s ‘A Rustic Scene’, 2019
Glass Paint with Silver Stain on Antique Glass 20 x 20 cm
Sand Blasted Float Glass 12 x 12 cm
Perpetual Spring, 2019
Leaded Glass Panel with Silver Stain 43 x 63 cm
The Blade of Grass, 2019
Sand Blasted Float Glass 41 x 21 cm
Piping Figure, 2019
Sand Blasted Float Glass plated with English Antique Glass 21 x 15 cm
Page From a Sketchbook After Samuel Palmer, 2019
Sand Blasted Float Glass with Acid Polish 26 x 24 cm
Leaded Glass Panel with Silver Stain 22 x 22 cm
Shepherdess with Pipe, 2019
Glass Paint and Enamel Paint with Silver Stain on Float Glass 17 x 13 cm