February 2022 Featured Artists
“I have a love affair with glass. It began when I first started collecting, and intensified when I began making glass art. When I’m working on a piece, I’m in a world alone with it and I can spend hours playing with different techniques, colors and textures before deciding on the final look.
“Once done, it becomes an affair between me and the kiln. So much of the final piece depends on what happens in the kiln. Every time I open the lid there is a surprise waiting for me. The latest piece is usually my favorite - until I make the next one,” she says.
Pat’s glass artworks have been included in numerous galleries and museums in Arizona including, the Shemer Art Center, Arizona Art Alliance at the Holland Center of Art, the WHAM Gallery in Surprise, and two exhibits at the Phoenix Airport Museum. She is a juried member of the Sonoran Arts League and the Arizona Designer Craftsmen. Her glass creations brighten up the homes of her many collectors across the country.
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Jan Stiles is the artist behind Tres Elegante Designs and has been involved in the arts all her life. Originally from Ann Arbor, Michigan and with experience in architecture, construction and as a high school math teacher, Jan’s jewelry designs incorporate 3 dimensionality and movement.
The intention is that when you wear a piece of Jan’s jewelry, you are seen, recognized and taken seriously!
The design focus is to allow wearers to confidently add a unique piece of jewelry to their style that is impossible to achieve with mass-produced pieces. Fine art jewelry is intended to be eye catching yet refined, helping with that “well put together” look. Jan says “As a student of nature and architecture, I design collectible art jewelry with authentic materials that complement one’s personal style.” Versatile statement pieces are designed with semi-precious stones, lustrous pearls, silver, copper, bronze, gold and titanium.
Now living in the Sonoran Desert and using the multifaceted landscape as inspiration for diverse collections, Jan’s specialties include the use of fine silver renderings of organic materials , as well as the controlled chaos of reticulated silver, created with a torch.
Linda Lindus was born in a rural logging town. As wide-eyed, nature child, she developed an eye for the subtle and sometimes striking beauty of everyday moments and encounters in her environment.
Traipsing through the woods, she learned to read the forest’s signs: the moss on the pines, the deer tracks, the rabbit scat and the grunt of a bear hidden in the blackberry patch. During the wooded treks and adventures, nature came alive for her.
Today bold deserts and the brilliant skies surrounding her Scottsdale, Arizona home inspire her. A juried artist, who has won numerous awards, taught at the college level, and juried several exhibits; she studied art and expanded her education through self-directed independent private workshops and classes. Her galleries and most recent exhibits have been in Scottsdale and her collectors are found throughout the US and in Canada.