I like to focus on the positive, the playful and the irreverent. Combining words and drawings, I create coasters that provide doses of joy, humor and hope.
Gloria has been a photographer since she was 2 ½ years old. After 60 years of slinging a camera, she decided to take up drawing. The colors and whimsical nature of the work she started making proved to be just the right alternative to the rigid, black and white, technically oriented approach that defined the photographic images she had made for so long.
Gloria began with pastel chalk, but has recently started using the Ipad as her canvas and Procreate brushes as her drawing tools. She fashions all of the lettering. When a drawing is complete, the image is printed and then sublimated onto a 4” x 4” hardboard cork-backed coaster.
Her artistic training came in the form of a Masters degree in photography and graphic design, which Gloria received from the University of Wisconsin in 1979. Her photographs can be found in museums and private collections nationwide. Being self-taught as a drawer, she is giddy with excitement as she discovers an eager and enthusiastic audience for her new artistic endeavor.