Linda Hiatt-Neely's Profile

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Linda Hiatt-Neely and Robert Neely have owned Stained Glass Works Design Studio since 1986. Linda has a Fine Art Bachelor's Degree from Colorado Mesa University. She recently finished her Master's Degree from Lesley University. Robert has a Bachelor's Degree from Colorado Mesa University in the arts and graphic design. They have been designing art since 1982. Their art is featured at the Blue Pig Gallery in Palisade, as well as other gift shops. Linda was an art director for several advertising agencies in the 80s. It was then she discovered glass art. Linda began by designing a wholesale gift line in 1987 that was marketed around the United States. Clients included Walt Disney World and the Grand Canyon gift shops, and everywhere from New York to New Mexico. Linda also teaches stained glass and mosaics as well as drawing and painting. In 1993, Linda and Robert began designing large windows for clients. Each artist has a distinct…

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  • Female
  • Born on August 30
  • Joined March 26, 2011

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stained glass, sandcarving glass, pastels, oils, mosaics glass, beveled glass, charcoal, photography, recycled glass, recycled pottery and found objects

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About

Linda Hiatt-Neely and Robert Neely have owned Stained Glass Works Design Studio since 1986. Linda has a Fine Art Bachelor's Degree from Colorado Mesa University. She recently finished her Master's Degree from Lesley University. Robert has a Bachelor's Degree from Colorado Mesa University in the arts and graphic design. They have been designing art since 1982. Their art is featured at the Blue Pig Gallery in Palisade, as well as other gift shops. Linda was an art director for several advertising agencies in the 80s. It was then she discovered glass art. Linda began by designing a wholesale gift line in 1987 that was marketed around the United States. Clients included Walt Disney World and the Grand Canyon gift shops, and everywhere from New York to New Mexico. Linda also teaches stained glass and mosaics as well as drawing and painting. In 1993, Linda and Robert began designing large windows for clients. Each artist has a distinct style but they work together to adapt and refine each project.

"I am always designing, I see art in every part of my life. Recently,I have begun glass casting, glass painting, slumping and fusing. I can see the possibilities for creativity are endless combining fused glass into my designs." - Linda

Robert began working in sandblasting design in 1992. He has developed unique designs including sandblasting on black glass and edgelit glass. He is currently developing a line of edgelit products and sandblasting on various personalized glass gift items including sculptures, memorials, and other sandblasted items.

"I have been experimenting with a combination of images using drawings and photographs that are carved with sand onto glass in different depths. I can achieve a bright effect by carving deep and I can also achieve an airbrush effect. I use this contrast to make my art dramatic." -Robert

Linda and Robert also combine their work in pieces. Robert recently sandblasted an backsplash for a client's bar. The aquatic images were sandblasted on a six foot piece of black stained glass. This is just one of the projects that shows their versatility. Today, Linda and Robert are becoming "green" by recycling bottles, antique glass and bevels. Glass scraps are donated to the local schools where mosaics are created. In 2011, As the final project in her Master's Program, Linda worked with a special education class to exchange paintings with students in Morocco. The project exploded and in May of 2011, the students had their first art show at the Blue Pig Gallery. The students performed Moroccan music, and made Moroccan food for the reception. The students made a mosaic globe under Linda's instruction. The art and globe were auctioned off to raise funds for art and school supplies to be sent to the students in Morocco.

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