Gallery North Fine Art


Don and Lois Pearson

Don and Lois have always enjoyed designing, beautifying, creating, decorating, and making/building things together, to make their living environment more enjoyable, beautiful, and/or functional. Whether it be in the yard, in the garage, in the house, or now in their glass studio, they are always looking for ways to create some sparkle and joy.

Don has been a long-time fixer, creator, and problem solver. He likes to know how things work, and he is challenged by the process. He is motivated by making things better. When working with glass, he is the one to dig in and figure out how and why various glasses act differently under differing circumstances. He is intrigued by the chemical reactions that occur and then motivated to design pieces that take advantage of those reactions. He is as equally intrigued with wood, rocks, and metals as he is with glass.

Lois is motivated by color, light, sparkle, shape, texture, and balance. She is spurred on by what is visually pleasing. Lois began her journey of creativity within the world of fiber, yarn, crochet, and weaving. Now, within the last year, her creative life has taken her into glass fusing. She loves the challenge of putting colors and shapes together to create a new scene or object. Her glasswork has become a living collection of her life and environment.

Don and Lois are both moved by the gifts of the Creator: things of nature. They love the fact that they are surrounded by such a plethora of visual blessings here in northern Minnesota. With Sunnyside Designs they not only get to design and create, making their world a little more spectacular, but they also get to share their creations and designs with others, hopefully making the world a little more spectacular for others as well.