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The Art of Exposure: How I got my art out there

Having a “mortality check” early on in my life has impacted me as a person and an artist. As a teenager, a bone tumor in my spine taught me the lesson that life is too short not to pursue what you love. I’m not afraid to follow my heart and take risks because I know that I am fortunate to have the opportunity to do so.

I enjoy exploring and exposing myself to new and changing scenery. I love being outside and traveling just as much as I love working with glass. Not a day goes by that I don’t find myself completely awestruck by the exceptional beauty of the world in which we live and by the good fortune that I have to be able to experience it. In my work, I seek to translate the beauty of patterns and forms found in the natural world into glass.

Like many other artists out there, I want to be in the studio creating. Unfortunately, I wind up devoting a large majority of my time to promoting my artwork and running my business. I feel very fortunate to have connected with Art Design Consultants and Blink Art resource, as it is an organization that is working tirelessly to promote artists.

Working with Art Design Consultants, Blink Art Resource, and winning prestigious awards with Art Comes Alive has brought me new avenues to promote my art and help me establish invaluable connections with design professionals across the country that are out there selling my work for me.

But I have to say, being in Blink Art Resource really raised the caliber of who was seeing my work, and I’m thrilled to report that I have had a number of art consultants and designers contact me about major healthcare art commissions!

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