Francis Barkyoumb

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Francis has always been an artist of sorts, dabbling in various art forms — from carving, drawing, poetry and fictional writing, to abstract art for his gardens, or whatever captured his fancy at any given time. Francis’ love for the outdoors and nature drew him to glass art. Nothing tells a constant new story like glass. Every day the weather patterns create many faces with the light of day and the dark of night. His fascination with how the glass “dances” and continuously transforms with the light, in reflection or transparency, inspires his creations. To further enfold nature, Francis attunes peaceful sounds to the wind chimes and “Light Dancers”, (light catchers). He also incorporates a variety of old glass and “neat stuff” that he finds, with the intention of giving them a new life. House Jewelry or as he likes to refer to it, HOUSE BLING.

Francis is a business executive who has been in the direct marketing service industry for his entire career. Currently he has a small business consulting company called Direct Dynamics and is a business turnaround specialist. Francis is also working with the United States Postal Service as a Business Alliance Specialist. He is an advocate for the small business community and loves to teach and share his experience.



Essex Summer Arts Festival
June 17-18, 2017
12 Main St. Essex, CT