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Artist Statement

Design Concepts:
I am fascinated by universal designs, visual rhythms of shapes, colors and combinations of groupings (in numbers) and application of those concepts to design. It has been proven that certain designs and combinations of groups, colors effect the human perception and spirit in pleasing (and negative) ways. Each piece, no matter how large or small has thoughtfully been designed with a rhythm and design in mind to please the human spirit.
My Goal?... I hope you feel GREAT when wearing or viewing any of these pieces!

Biography

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 me.


Exhibits and Awards :

Coatings By Sanburg First Place Award for Jewelry Body of Work 2014

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 Festival, CA,
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 many others).

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Education:
Colorado State University: Bachelor Fine Arts :Art/ Painting/ Interior Design
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.