Cheryl is a glass artist working with fused, slumped and hand-painted warm glass. Each piece she creates begins with a heartfelt inspiration from nature. Once the imagery and form are set, the technical process begins. Cheryl hand cuts each shape from a sheet of glass and uses a special fusible paint to add minute details, bringing life to each piece. Next, through layering various sizes and colors of crushed glass (frit) and firing each piece several times at high temperatures, color, pattern, and depth emerge. The result is an image that embodies the spirit of the subject matter. Some pieces are further embellished with semi-precious stones, crystals, and various elements from nature, creating a one-of-a-kind work of art.
CB Crane Fine Art:
While Karina’s primary medium is oil on canvas, this show will present the results of her recent exploration into luminography, a process of transferring her original images onto dye infused metal plates. Her intricate process results in a highly durable artwork that preserves a magically radiant image of electrifying color and vibrant detail that will last for many years of inspiration and enjoyment.
“The art I create is a direct reflection of choosing to keep magic alive in my life. Living in Pagosa Springs along the foothills of the San Juan Mountains, nature is wild, the night skies are vast, and the daylight has a brightness that touches and warms the soul.
“The forces that create such magnificent and endless textures, tones, and movement inspire me to create art filled with vibrant colors that dance across the canvas and into your heart.”