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My love of creating color rich artwork has been a long journey in my life. I received a BFA in drawing and painting and continued my studies for four more years in private art institutions. My paintings have been exhibited and sold in Japan, Europe, the Far East, Puerto Rico, and the United States.

My love of glass began many years ago when I started collecting old stained glass windows. Fascinated with the jewel-like colors that light and glass creates, I became obsessed in capturing these qualities in my paintings. In 1998, my artistic career took a new direction when I attended a class in fused glass. I fell in love with molten glass and its ability to create abstract paintings. I signed up for another fusing class, only to have it cancelled a week before time to attend. I substituted a lampwork class, never imagining what was in store. It was love at first bead. Being able to…

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  • Female
  • Born on March 10
  • Joined September 13, 2007

Favorite materials

Lampwork Glass, murano, 104 COE glass, soft glass, silver, gold, fiber, wire wrapping

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My love of creating color rich artwork has been a long journey in my life. I received a BFA in drawing and painting and continued my studies for four more years in private art institutions. My paintings have been exhibited and sold in Japan, Europe, the Far East, Puerto Rico, and the United States.

My love of glass began many years ago when I started collecting old stained glass windows. Fascinated with the jewel-like colors that light and glass creates, I became obsessed in capturing these qualities in my paintings. In 1998, my artistic career took a new direction when I attended a class in fused glass. I fell in love with molten glass and its ability to create abstract paintings. I signed up for another fusing class, only to have it cancelled a week before time to attend. I substituted a lampwork class, never imagining what was in store. It was love at first bead. Being able to manipulate molten glass into 3-D shapes expanded the possibilities of my artwork. I continued my education in lampworking including Kate Fowle, Deanna Griffin Dove and Loren Stump. I also explored PMC and Silver Art Clay and I am a certified senior teacher in both. I has found these new sculptural mediums a wonderful means to express my love of the tropics and the sea. Pulling from my extensive garden and tropical travels for inspiration, glass allows me to express my passion for flowers in a new way with my exquisite miniature artworks. The glass also allows my to capture and share the underwater magic of the sea that I has enjoyed. My constant artistic evolution has opened opportunities for me to explore new ways of expression as an artist for years to come.

Examples of my glass artwork can be found in:
“The Complete Book of Glass Beadmaking” by Kimberley Adams, 2005.
Bead and Button Magazine, August, 2005.

Juried shows include:
“River of Glass”, Kentucky Museum of Arts and Craft, Louisville, Kentucky.
“Bead of a Different Color”, Glassworks, Louisville, Kentucky.
“Exhibit Of Contemporary American Glass Beads”, at the Corcoran College Of
Art & Design, Washington, D.C.

My glass has been sold in following museums:
Morris Museum in Augusta, Georgia.
The Morse Museum in Winter Park, Florida.
The Orlando Museum of Art in Orlando, Florida.

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