David Oppenheimer has been honing his skills as a glass artist since
1990. Having been an avid fisherman since the age of four years old and
possessing a fascination with glass, “Opp” combined the two passions
with his artistic skills into what he calls, “Stained Glass Taxidermy”.
Using traditional methods of glass working with stained and fused glass,
together with innovative and non-traditional techniques, David creates
images of saltwater and freshwater game fish, waterfowl and marine life
that appear to have been recently plucked from their environment.
“I hope when people view my work, a smile comes to their face,” says
Opp. “I want people to experience the same wonder and excitement they
feel when encountering the living creature in the wild.”
All work is meticulously carried out and is a unique addition to any angling
art or marine life art collections. Each piece is built to last. No paints are
used in the coloring of Opp’s designs, only glass, so with minimal care the
colors will be as vivid in 100 years as they are today.
David’s work has earned fans throughout the United States and several
other countries. He is a self taught artist and attended the University of
Georgia where his parents actually believed he was studying theatre. He
currently resides in north Georgia with his wife, daughter and numerous