"Commission art is a collaboration:  your inspiration | my design." - Terri
A piece of art has the ability to evoke powerful emotions within a given space. Terri creates glass art paintings to enrich an environment  - to have an impact on the emotional wellbeing of others.  

Terri has collaborated with interior designers and  art consultants to create glass paintings for public spaces, healthcare  facilities, corporations and private collections – 

for spaces that are created to inspire and to bring serenity and hope.


Harvest at dusk


"Harvest at Dusk" is a glass art painting commissioned for the Boardroom of the Ohio Corn Growers Association. 

Terri worked with the client to create this commission art piece - a glass painting that celebrates the harvest, which is the excited anticipation of every farmer and their reward. 

collaborating and creating

It is an exciting journey for Terri - collaborating with others to create one-of-a-kind glass paintings. 

It  begins with a clients' vision,  design objectives, creative inspirations, deadlines and budgets.

Terri listens – she listens to their ideas for inspiration.  Their answers to questions help direct her creative. Where will the glass  painting be displayed?  What impact do you want this piece to have?  What  is the purpose of this piece?  What emotions do you want to evoke?   Representational or abstract?  What colors and why?  And so the journey  begins.

Terri  has collaborated with interior designers, art consultants and collectors to create glass art paintings for public spaces, healthcare  facilities, boardrooms and private collections – 

for spaces that are  designed to inspire, bring hope and bring a sense of calm. 

Just after sunrise

Just after sunrise


Just after sunrise

Just after sunrise

Just after sunrise

"Just After Sunrise" is a commission art piece that was created for the employee entrance and lounge at the corporate office of a national insurance company. The client wanted to have a glass art painting created for this space that would both inspire and motivate their employees - to create a sense of excitement.


this inspired this

this inspired this

this inspired this

this inspired this

this inspired this

"While running in the silence of the early morning, I was stopped by the wonder of a 40' Magnolia tree - these magnificent flowers, that I had never seen before, were floating on top of her branches.   A symbol of beauty, joy, endurance and perseverance, yellow Magnolia flowers bloom boldly and are evidence that life is beautiful. Live it boldly!" - Terri


Just after sunrise

the commission process

Terri asks questions and she listens before she begins creating a commission art piece.
Ideas are shared and discussions take place. Terri takes what she’s learned from the conversations and spends time thinking, pondering and exploring.  From here she creates a Concept Board - a color  illustration with samples of the glass she’ll use.  She talks through her concept and design with her client, the symbolism of the piece and the connection between colors and emotions. 

And she listens.  Then the painting with glass begins.  


giving light


giving light

giving light

giving light

giving light

giving light

Terri  worked with Senior Designers with Spellman Brady & Company, St.  Louis, Missouri on this commission art glass painting for their client - the Springfield Medical Center.  

This glass art painting was created 

as an unspoken means to bring hope to those  who walk through the Chapel doors.


red winter

"Red Winter" is a glass art painting commissioned for the Ohio Small Grains Program Boardroom at their corporate office. While working with the client on the concept for this commission art, Terri  created a piece to symbolize the impact the farmers who grow Red  Winter Wheat have on our economy, 

our food supply and our communities


first gleam of dawn

This commission art piece was created for a private residence.  Terri collaborated with the collector to create a piece that celebrates their Jewish heritage.  

This glass painting symbolizes the Feast of the Harvest.


with all boldness

"With All Boldness" is a commission art glass painting that was given by a loving husband to his wife. 

When she courageously completed her chemotherapy and radiation treatments for breast cancer, he wanted to give her a gift to remind her of her strength through this journey. He had something specific in mind – a peony, as peonies are her favorite flower. 

Terri spent time understanding the origin and symbolism of a peony - a way to connect the flower to this woman and the journey she just endured.  Terri was amazed to learn that in the Eastern culture peonies are a symbol of courage. So, she titled the glass art piece – “With all Boldness”.


the beauty of giving

A couple retired and down-sized their home and desired a commission art piece  for the feature wall in the living area of their new home.
Terri worked  with their interior designer to create a glass art painting that would capture the  essence of one of their favorite flowers and bring serenity into their new home. 

your inspiration - her design

Terri  would love to talk with you about your ideas for a commissioned piece. For more information on  commissioning a glass painting from Terri,  please complete this form or call her - 614.781.1141.

Terri Albanese - Painting with Glass

(614) 781-1141