Frances Elson – 10 Art Competition
Artist Portfolio Magazine’s 10 Art Competition
Frances Elson – Somis, CA
Welcome to my world of warm glass—a world both solid and fluid, craft and art, clarity and mystery, and always an element of surprise. As I continue to explore this exciting medium, my excitement grows with each new work, opening new doors all along the way.
From my birth in 1944 in Kazakhstan, the child of holocaust survivors, I learned the lessons of survival and perseverance early and well. Throughout my professional careers as a social worker, administrator and interior designer I felt the unmistakable tug toward glass art, and after a brief introductory class, I gave myself over to this passion. I 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 , with the emphasis always on the brilliant colors and exciting textures that are inherent in the material itself. My work has been featured in many group and solo shows and has been well accepted among my many collectors.