The British-born Lucinda Cobley is a painter, but instead of using traditional stretched canvas, she brushes her paint, oil and pigments onto etched or sand-blasted glass. The result? Ultratranslucent colors that are responsive to light, making each stroke and layer especially multifaceted. Vision Eclipsed, her current exhibition at Wade Wilson Art (and her first solo exhibition in the U.S.), displays rich abstractions from her Elemental Desire series, inspired by the vibrant colors and patterns found in flowers, trees and other plants. With thought-provoking, environment-inspired titles like vernal, watermarkand chimera, the works also explore spatial relationships by working with shadows and depth. Cobley, whos worked in publishing and illustration and teaches at the London College of Fashion, puts the delicate power of nature on display or, if you prefer, just paints a really pretty picture. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturdays. Through December 19. 4411 Montrose. For information, call 713-521-2977 or visit www.wadewilsonart.com. Free.
Tuesdays-Saturdays. Starts: Oct. 17. Continues through Dec. 19, 2008