This occupation I have
chosen truly fits me and who I am. My love and interest in art can
only be described as: always! As a child, I sold my first paintings
at the age of eight, where they still may hang in the local Dentist’s
office in my home town of Evergreen, Colorado. My interest in glass
actually began after college when I took a job with a major cruise
line when I made it my goal to see and experience much of the worlds
greatest art and architecture, from Russia to Australia and
all places in between first hand. During one summer we had Venice,
Italy as a home port and toured Scandinavia as well. Both being
significant art glass Mecca's in the world I realized the possibilities
were very exciting!
Once I left the employ
of “The Love Boat” I pursued private artists to learn fusing (kiln
firing) techniques because it was such a unique and new process
among glass artists. After 20 years of work in glass I have found
my own way and yet still love making the work “new” with each season.
While also applying the design concepts that I have studied, experienced
through travel and in art history that continue to evolve and fascinate
Exhibits and Awards :
Delphi Art Glass International Glass Art Competition 2010
Jewelry award winner
Coatings by Sanberg International Dichroic Glass Competition 2007 Award winner: 2 pieces in 2 different categories- 2nd place overall glass art category and top honors in the jewelry category.
This company is the premier dichroic art glass coating manufacturer in the world. Shortly, no one does it better than they do! I use their glass almost exclusively.
It was quite an honor to recognized by my peers in this one!
To view the competition .. Link to CBS awards pages:
Best of Show In Category Awards: Scottsdale Arts Festival, Fountain Hills Arts Festival, Tempe Arts Festival, Litchfield Park, AZ, Fourth Avenue
Art Festival, Tucson, AZ, Lake Tahoe, CA, Truckee, CA,
Los Altos Arts Festival, CA, Old Town San Diego, CA, Hayward Art & Wine
Purchase Awards: Tucson Art Museum
Tempe Arts Festival: Currently serving on the Artists Advisory Board since 2007
Arts Festivals: Exhibiting for over 20 years in AZ, CA, NM, NV & CO. Including: Scottsdale, Sedona, Tempe, Fountain Hills, Tucson,
Flagstaff, La Jolla, Los Altos, Palo Alto, Mt. View, Menlo Park,
San Francisco, Lake Tahoe, Palm Springs, Colorado., Santa Fe (Plus
See Current Event schedule
Colorado State University: Bachelor Fine Arts :Art/ Painting/ Interior
Private study Glass fusing with glass artist Hilda Walton
Scottsdale Artist's School
Travel 5 continents, 30+ countries and viewed/experienced first
hand the majority of the worlds greatest art museums and architecture.