LachanceGlassMosaic

Art Mosaic, Portrait and Pet Portrait

Kingston, Canada · 71 Sales

LachanceGlassMosaic

Art Mosaic, Portrait and Pet Portrait

Kingston, Canada 71 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
(28)

Announcement   I like animals specially dogs.

I do accept custom order contact me. My prices about $1.25 per inch square for Stained glass Mosaic, Pet Portraits about $2.50 per inch square and portraits about $5.00 per inch square.

Announcement

Last updated on May 22, 2016

I like animals specially dogs.

I do accept custom order contact me. My prices about $1.25 per inch square for Stained glass Mosaic, Pet Portraits about $2.50 per inch square and portraits about $5.00 per inch square.

Real Lachance

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Real Lachance

Dog Marble Silouette 984
$26.90
Small sailboat under spinnaker 981A
$46.11
Lighthouse on rock 983
$34.58
Tulip Wall hanging mosaic 982
$61.48
Sandy Point Lighthouse 980
$115.27
Bull Mini Mosaic 979
$46.11
Man rowing to island CV
$46.11
Mallard Duck head on stone 967
$38.42
Frog Green Mini Mosaic on Orange 968
$46.11
Welcome on stone 958
$26.90
Flower Red with Yelow 957
$19.21
Lighthouse and ship on stone 950
$19.21
Welcome on stone 948
$30.74
Schooner at calm sea 947
$46.11
Lighthouse mosaic on stone 939
$19.21
Brown Sails Schooner 936
$19.21
Tulip Mosaic Wall Hanging EZ
$172.90
Fishing Boat at Warf Lockeport Nova Scotia 930
$42.27
Dog Bordercolie Mini Mosaic 931
$23.05
Mallard DucK Head Mini Mosaic CR
$23.05
Lighthouse on Rock tall CN
$26.90
Home in Country 1711BD
$11.53
Schooner Bluenose 1710BC
$11.53
Flowers Yellow Pink Mosaic BQ
$34.58
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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(28)
Nancy Lundquist

Nancy Lundquist on May 24, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Couldn't be happier with this darling horse mosaic, excellent workmanship. Thank you!

Joanne Weeks

Joanne Weeks on Feb 15, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

This was was my second order from Real. It was a custom order from a photo I took of a blue footed boobie in the Galapagos. It is gorgeous. He did such a great job . Real was a pleasure to deal with and very prompt with answers to any questions. I expect to place more orders with Real.

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About

I started to make mosaics pieces fall 2009

I was born in St Sylvestre Quebec 1942.
I was raised on a farm about 5 miles from the village. Winters were cold the roads not plowed, sleigh rides are considered romantic but not at 40 below.
In 1962, I joined the then RCAF and got trained as a Radar technician. I was in the military 26 years’ total.
After the military service my wife and I worked for Trailer Life Campground Directory, a USA outfit.
After 10 years, we called quit. In 2011, we moved from Nova Scotia to Kingston, Ontario.

Mosaic
In 2009, I started to play with glass (ordinary glass) I had seen somewhere that some craft person was taking plain glass painting one side then gluing the painted side them on a base to form a picture. My painting skill were very limited but it did awake some desires. I then took a trip to the local glass house in Halifax, 125 miles one way; and procured a few pieces of stained glass along with a nipper and a cutter.
To my own surprise, I could cut and work the glass to get a picture, not perfect but not bad. I made a few mosaics and could produce what I taught was somewhat good. To test this impression, I contacted the lady in charge of the sales section at the local museum. To my surprise these sold; my first-year sales were $175 barely covered the cost of stained glass I had procured, my wife told me not to let it go to my head but the desire to continue was born.
During the spring 2010 I was accepted by the Yarmouth Waterfront Gallery which provided to be an excellent training ground and introduced me more into the selling of mosaic and other art pieces. Later that summer I took part into the Lunenburg Folk Art Festival, this extremely well organized sales event which last only 4 hours was the best event I ever taken part in and it placed me on the path of making and selling mosaic. This time my wife said, “you are going to keep doing this?”

Move to Kingston

During summer 2011, our friendly dog which by now was getting old had to be put down on the advice of the vet, her words were do not let her suffer. This event coupled with the fact that our 3 kids were in Kingston, Ontario area convinced us that it was time to sell our home and move to Kingston making family visit much easier, 1200 miles one way is not always an easy and a pleasant trip.

In Kingston, I got involved with several craft shows, some good others not. My better sales location has been the Kingston Farmers Market; it is located behind city hall and is on the main tourist routes which prove very good. I was invited to take part in the Signatures Shows, a fabulous learning ground.
Portrait
Since spring 2014 I have been making portraits of pets at first and spring 2015 I started to make people portraits. These are definitively challenging taking many hours to produce and requiring careful attention to details.

I hope I can continue with this hobby as it keeps me busy and it forces me to think by having to make many small decisions, not rocket science but the mental process is similar. Each mosaic is different than the previous one, the subject, the size, choice of colors and the background are most important. And the final step how to sell it finish work. Without sales you never know if what you make is good.


Je suis né au Québec de 1942 de la St Sylvestre. J’ai grandi sur une ferme à environ 5 milles du village. Les hivers étaient froids les routes non déneigées, les promenades en traîneau sont considérés comme romantiques mais pas à 40 sous zéro.
En 1962, j’ai rejoint RCAF et obtenu une formation comme technicien de Radar. Je suis reste un total de 26 ans comme militaire.
Après le service militaire ma femme et moi avons travaillé pour compagnie Américaine qui produisait un annulaire du pour le camping.
Après 10 ans, nous avons cessé le camping. En 2011, nous avons déménagé de la Nouvelle-Écosse à Kingston, en Ontario.

Mosaïque
En 2009, j’ai commencé à jouer avec de la vitre il y une personne qui prenait de la vitre, peinturait un côté et puis la collait la partie pinture sur une base pour former une image. Mes compétences de peinture étaient très limitées, mais c’a éveillé des désirs, je me suis dit pourquoi pas utiliser du vitrail. J’ai pris un voyage à la maison de vitrail à Halifax, 125 miles dans une direction ; et j’ai acheté quelques morceaux de vitrail et une pince et un couteau.
À ma grande surprise, je pouvais couper le vitrail pour obtenir une image, pas parfaite mais pas mauvaise. J’ai fait quelques mosaïques et pouvait produire ce que je croyais etre bon. Pour vérifier cette impression, j’ai contacté la Dame responsable de la section de vente au musée local. À ma grande surprise elle a vendues mes mosaïques ; mes ventes de première année ont été 175 $ couvrait à peine le coût du vitrail, ma femme m’a dit ne pas me m’emballer avec ça, mais est né le désir de continuer.
Au cours du printemps 2010 j’ai été acceptée par la Galerie de Yarmouth qui ma donner une excellente formation pour la vente de mosaïque et autres œuvr

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    LachanceGlassMosaic makes art pieces using stained glass cut and glued unto a MDF base, each piece is unique because it is nearly impossible to precisely repeat the exact cut of a glass piece. Many mosaics displays animal with the dog my favorite.

Shop policies

Last updated on March 18, 2016
Mosaics are in a world of their own, small bits of glass or other material placed next to each other to make a picture with very good results.

The light make stained glass glitter and reflect light differently depending on the angle the light hit the surface.

Each mosaic is unique; even if the same subject is re-done it is nearly impossible to get the same and exact mosaic, glass cut and breaks at its own leisure often in unexpected manner, slight differences can and do make big difference in the finish product.

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Shipping
I ship VIA Canada Post, other method will be considered upon request.
Refunds and Exchanges
Refunds and Exchanges

Satisfaction guaranty, if you are not satisfied return the item, within reasonable time;
and a refund will be issued, less shipment cost.

Report losses after sufficient time for delivery, international borders slow things.
Additional policies and FAQs
I accept custom work; the delivery time will depend on the complexity and size. Contact me for further information.

Custom work is by their nature unique and made to suit your requirement.