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Fliss holds up a piece of artwork to show how the light shines through and shows the different textures of each piece of glass. He said it’s important to keep the grain of glass consistent throughout the piece. DL NEWSPAPERS/Brian Basham

This guy’s got glass: Detroit Lakes artist creates stories using glass and light

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Doug Fliss swore that he wouldn’t try water color painting until retirement. But, he cheated this winter and took a class and has now added it to his list of artistic talents.


Making his living with stained glass, the Detroit Lakes resident also works with wood, calligraphy and graphic design.

Clearly, art and creativity is in Fliss’ veins.

“It’s nice to see it creates happiness in an otherwise mundane space,” Fliss said.

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