Each of the five windows for Florida Hospital Flagler have specific themes, this one is summer/love. Hospital chapels have to serve all faiths, so staying with the universal gives meaning to everyone in times of stress. The beauty of art glass in a hospital setting allows for contemplation and calm. This can be seen in [...]
Lit 24 hours a day by artificial light, this 2002 chapel installation in Florida Hospital Flagler in Bunnell, Florida (just off I-95) comprises five windows 3 foot wide by 5 foot tall. Just as the chapel for "Give Kids the World" in Kissimmee, Florida (also by Preston Studios), it matches spring with hope, fall with [...]
Sponsored by William & Cindy Perry, this 2003 chapel in downtown Orlando on S Orange Avenue allowed Preston Studios to bring the American art glass tradition of Louis Comfort Tiffany, as seen in the Morse Museum just miles away, into the 21st century. It can bee seen in the Wardell Publications book "Windows of Enduring [...]
Commissioned by William & Cindy Perry in 2012, the nine windows for the Chapel in Dr Phillips Hospital in Orlando, Florida, serves a very wide audience, since it is the destination for any tourists in distress. The theme for this project was "old Florida" - giving a somewhat Mizner/Palm Beach sense to the space with [...]
Ten years after the first such bath design was created Preston Studios was commissioned to create a similar window for a private home in Fairway Lakes, Viera. Here, rather than a white Heron, the featured bird is a Great Blue Heron, with different flowers. This 2013 commission is similar, but once again one-of-a-kind.
This 2003 bath commission, located on Merritt Island, Florida, was also part of a large project including the entrance. Designed to depict native Florida flora & fauna, it creates a fine art focal point for the room. As seen in the Wardell Publications book "Windows of Enduring Color" (2008).
These two commissioned works created in 1995 for a private residence in Winter Park, Florida were designed to reflect the Chinoiserie design sentiment of the decor. Infinity Bevel borders with textured glass frame the view out through the windows into the tropical foliage. As seen in the Wardell Publications book "Windows of Enduring Beauty" (2002).
Privacy is nearly always the first order in large bath windows, particularly when placed next to a tub. Often drapery or blind solutions do handle privacy, but leave a lot to be desired in terms of letting in light or aesthetics. Here the solution was to portray what can actually be found outside the window [...]