Marina Papais Glass Art Studio

In early 1990 Marina began her own studio and produced many works for Architectural, residential and gallery applications. In the 1990's Marina lived on the Squamish Nation and collaborated with Native Carvers such as Rick Harry and Norman Tait and his apprentice Robert Barratt.  At the same time, Marina was creating Architectural Glasswork for Municipal buildings, Residences and Churches.  Marina showed her work in various Vancouver Galleries such as the Simon Patrich on Granville, The Gaauda Gallery and the Sheppard Gallery in Whistler, and Destino's and the Morgan Dawne Gallery in West Vancouver.  She has also shown her works in the USA as well as in Europe.  Marina has attended five International Glass Symposiums in Europe as an invited guest to represent Canadian Glass Artists.  She has won scholarships to Pillchuck International Glass School, the last one for her work with a series she called "Breaking the Mold".   Marina has not, in her adult life, been able to live without Art as a Huge part of her life.  It oozes from her.  In the last five years, Marina has worked with her partner Daniel Collett to bring Mosaics to Ashcroft. Marina has also curated large public art shows in Vancouver called "Our Salmon, Our Children, One Earth".  Her purpose was to educate people about the importance of understanding the plight of the Salmon and how it will and is affecting us all.   Presently, Marina has again begun to work on smaller pieces suitable for Gallery works.

looking South towards the 

Black Canyon

THIS LARGE MOSAIC WAS INSPIRED BY A PHOTO BY GUY LUNDSTROM OF ASHCROFT


ODE TO CERES

STORY TO COME

VIEW FROM THE POND

Study of images from our property

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In the late 1980's Marina began her own studio and produced many works for Architectural, residential and gallery applications. 

This piece is installed on Chartwell  Ave. in West Van, the house next to Jim Pattison

Today Marina has retired into doing works that please her.  This wall of glass in our own home was inspired by the architect that inpired the house we live in, Frank Lloyd Wright.   We love large glass spaces and Marina has a very difficult time not doing every glass surface in mosaics or stained glass

Family Portraits

are a joy for Marina to do

When Chris and Steph decided to get married, the first thing Marina did was find a beautiful picture of them.  Eventually they received this portrait drawn on plywood and later covered with mosaics.  These portraits are family keepsakes.

Portraits of Love

These candid portraits of Love are what inspire Marina to draw.  This image of Gianna loving her cow is one of many similar images captured for the 4H Club art Mosaic hanging outside the north end of the HH building in Ashcroft

2010 to Present

Marina continues to be prolific in her art renderings.  In between larger works Marina works on her drawing and painting skills through smaller projects, often created for someone special

Often wonderful community members are willing to help make beautiful projects come to life.  Time spent together making art for the community is bonding and very special

Harper's Trail Winery

This Mosaic was designed by Alan Collett and created by Marina Papais and Daniel Collett for Harper's Trail Winery which is located in Kamloops.

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detail of blown glass and kilned glass sculpture, 1990's

Marina began to get scholarships to Pillchuck Glass School in Washington, one of two such schools in North America.  There she began to understand glass in many more of it's potential forms.  Her works found themselves in Galleries such as the Simon Patrich on Granville in Vancouver, the Gaauda Gallery and the Shepherd Galleries in Whistler, and the Morgan Dawne and Destino Galleries in West and North Vancouver.  She has also shown internationally.  Marina also has represented Canada for Glass Art at Symposiums held in Eastern Europe during the 1990s on five occasions, working with a dozen of the best world glass artists each time, coming together to demonstrate their crafts as well as show their works throughout  Europe


Inside our Yoga Studio


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Family Portraits

Cydney and Costa's Wedding

Marina takes great joy and peace in quietly reproducing beloved family pictures into drawings on wood and then covering the drawn images in glass.  These personal pieces she does in her spare time and in-between large architectural works.  If you are interested you may request your own by contacting Marina.

Detail from the 24 foot Bar M Sign, Ashcroft



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Sunrise in Autumn


This is the very lastest art piece created by Marina Papais. The mountain is Baker and the scene is remeniscent of Autumn on the coast.