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Frances Elson – Somis, CA
My serial professional careers as a social worker, administrator and interior designer led me toward my emergence as an artist at the age of 61 – perhaps not the usual path but the perfect one for me. After working successfully in many media over the years I recognized that the only medium that would satisfy me would be glass art, and after an introductory class, I was totally committed to one final career change and have spent the past twelve years exploring my art and honing my craft. My work encompasses fused glass landscapes, abstracts, character portraits and mixed media pieces incorporating silk-screen, enamel, and photographic images captured in glass, with the emphasis always on the brilliant colors and exciting textures that are inherent in the material itself.