Born in South Texas, a twist of fate landed me in Nebraska, where I grew up, got married and raised two sons. When the kids flew the coop, my husband and I moved to the beautiful Ozarks of Missouri. We spend much of our time on Tablerock Lake, exploring other areas, and visiting our sons and grandchildren.
I am a member of Springfield Regional Arts, and Holiday Island Art Guild.
Though I find interest in many different art mediums, I have chosen to work primarily with kiln formed and fused glass because it offers endless possibilities of fascination and challenge. Glass is a multi-faceted material. It’s strong enough to shelter us, yet so fragile. While it can appear to be a cold, hard material, its glistening reflectivity is warm and mesmerizing and takes on a life of its own. It can be manipulated by cutting, grinding, pulverizing, or melting it, yet it has such a mind of it’s own that one wrong cut, one deviant degree of temperature, leaves one wondering who’s manipulated whom. The result of overcoming the challenges it presents is a satisfying feeling of achievement that every artist lives for.
Life is too short to keep doing the same things over and over! There are too many possibilities, too many new things to try. While I occasionally create work that might "coordinate" with a previous work, most of my art is all over the map! My "style" is usually bright and colorful, often with meticulous detail.
The work you see here is a sampling of what I do. Additional work can be seen in person at:
95 Spring Street, Eureka Springs, Arkansas
Keels Creek Winery & Art Gallery
3185 E VanBuren, Eureka Springs, Arkasas