Abby Gitlitz is a glass artist working with blown glass, stained glass, cast glass as well as painting on glass. She has been working in glass since the late 1980s when she first discovered stained glass in High School. In 1997 she began to blow glass and has worked primarily with hot glass ever since.
Abby explores many themes in her work but there is an underlying theme through out all of it: a sense of whimsy. She is influenced by the picture books of her childhood with their sense of play and possibility, and by the magical realism of Mexican artists of the mid 20th century. Her color palette reflects the time she has spent in Latin America where the general thought on color and pattern is more is more!