I grew up in Newport Wales, G.B my family immigrated to Vancouver, Canada in 1966, ever since I can remember I always had a camera in my hands, so early in life photography was my art form. I always thought I would become a well know photographer, life sometimes fools us . My life led me in many different directions, for many years I did not know what I wanted to be when I grew up . In 1989 I moved to Hawaii and purchased a art supply store not knowing a thing about fine art, I began a glorious adventure . I learned how to paint with every medium made, oils, pastels , silk dyes, acrylics, watercolors, colored pencils, my favorite is watercolors. Although I loved art no one medium could capture my full attention, I was always distracted by other mediums. I love working with bright colors, which is reflected in my paintings and my present work.
I was bitten by the hot glass bug in 1995, I ran a wonderful ocean front B&B in Yachats Oregon , one of my customers suggested I join her on a trip to Portland to visit Bullseye glass gallery where she was purchasing stained glass.
Like a kid in a candy store, I was entranced with the colors of glass and all the wonderful creations in the gallery, I immediately purchased the torch and equipment to get started fusing and lampworking . Glass has my full attention, I have a wonderful studio/gallery across the street from the ocean, in Seal Rock Oregon , I am a full time hot glass artist / jewelry designer .
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