OK - I ask all gallery artists for a bio or some information just so you can get a sense of how the artist thinks. But when it comes to myself... well... now I understand how difficult it is. I began painting shades on a lark really. I had a paper shade, and I was bored, and I just wondered how it would look. After some experimentation I figured it out.
The gallery keeps me pretty busy now days, but I find the need for art therapy every once in a while, some days more than others. I originally used paper shades purchased at a typical big box store. They were inexpensive imports and frankly, they didn't hold up well. I came upon a family owned business in New Jersey who quite possibly make the best lampshades in the entire world.
The shades are museum quality paper, covering a very sturdy wire frame. I use acrylic paint. That's all I have to say.