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Meet the Artists Bill & Tess

Bill & Tess

"It's not about the destination... it's about the Journey."

As it is with most artists, there are many facets to what we do.
Although Bill's main focus is his photography, he is also an accomplished musician and songwriter.  His instrument of choice is the acoustic guitar.Bill spent many years playing gigs on weekends while working a full time job. He now plays for the sheer enjoyment of it. He's recorded his own songs as well as some of his favorite covers.

Tess not only creates beautiful stained glass art, but is a seasoned graphic artist as well. She has over 35 years experience as a designer and illustrator, working with advertisng agencies and marketing firms. While Tess is enjoying working with stained glass, she continues to freelance her graphic designer.


Palm Guitar

Acoustics by Bill

DesignsbyTess

Designs by Tess

Bill's photography is reflective of his visits to the clear blue waters of the Bahamas and Caribbean Islands, the laid back feel of the Florida Keys, the tropical foliage, wildlife and historical landmarks of Florida. Bill's photographs are unassuming and taken for the pure enjoyment of it. His work can be seen at various outdoor art shows, and is available in select galleries and boutiques throughout south Florida.

"Images of landscapes, architecture and wildlife... the natural beauty of these subjects are, and continue to be, an endless source of inspiration. From taking the photo to making the frame, I prefer to do the entire process myself. When making the frames, I like to use weathered wood that I can rejuvenate and add a finish that best compliments the photo. In this way, the frame becomes part of the art."
- Bill Dirienzo

Tess’ extensive design background provides the foundation for her glass designs. Still actively working as an independent designer, Tess has an agggressive outdoor show schedule, where her work is well received and gaining recognition.

“ The scope of my work includes a wide mix of traditional and mosaic stain glass designs evocative of nature with an inspirational touch. An integral part of the design lies in the glass selection. Like a painter’s palette, choosing the right color and value creates a feeling of depth and sets the mood. As in nature, there are many elements that integrated in my designs. It is not unusual to see beadwork, copper wire, bamboo, shells or pebbles in many of my designs. It’s these finishing details that give my work a defining look... or culmination with my signature of choice."
- Tess Dirienzo

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