“My art is all about colors, shapes, patterns and textures explored in the medium of paper cutout (popular and famous in my native country Poland). Same interests and tendencies apply to other media I enjoy to work with, such as collage, mixed media and photography. My designs, often whimsical and fanciful, reflect admiration and respect of nature and many remind us about the importance of love, kindness, compassion and friendship.”
“I create beautiful fused glass art with multiple layers of hand cut opaque and transparent colored glass. My process of composing and assembling glass, fusing it in a kiln and then sandwiching and building layers of colors creates glass with amazing depth and intensity of color.”
Vera Russell was raised in rural Nebraska. She is married to a career Navy man whose travels took them to many parts of the world. Vera has studied with artists and teachers in Hawaii, California, South Carolina, Scotland and Spain. She is predominately an oil painter, but also works in pastel and watercolor.
“I fabricate jewelry of sterling and precious stones exhibiting contemporary, Asia, African and Native American influences. My style is eclectic, reminiscent of the avaunt-garde jewelry of the 1950’s and 1960’s East Coast Bohemian culture in which I was schooled.”
Be sure to come by the gallery this month to view our February featured artist display in person!