Saturday, March 5, 2011

Kathy Steckel

Name: Kathy Steckel
Bio:  Kathy Steckel has been a successful artist since 1980, when she moved to Alaska to start her own glass studio after an apprenticeship in stained glass. She designed and completed three Public Art projects, as well as many glass commissions for religious buildings and private homes. She moved to Sweden for a year of glass study in the small village of Transjo, in the heart of the Glass Kingdom. 
On her return from Sweden, Kathy and partner Rick began designing and blowing glass for their own studio, K Dahl Glass in Crawford Colorado. Kathy opened an art school in 2001 to teach realistic drawing skills to children 4 years old and up. The couple sold the hot glass studio and the art school in 2006 in pursuit of a life less complicted. Kathy has continued her studies  in oil and pastel with Ramon Kelley and with Jeanne MacKenzie. Her current work’s focus in art glass is combining metal leaf and glass frit to create kiln-fired panels of impressionistic images with a lovely simplicity. In the field of fine art her goal is much the same, to create beauty in atmosphere and color, giving the viewer just enough information about the subject to read it as complete.
Kathy has been winning awards for her work since at least 1999. Recent awards include the Mile High International 2010, (Pastel Society of Colorado), the 2010 Pastel 100 Competition, 2nd Place Still Life, (Pastel Journal, April 2010), and Best of Show and 1st place, Black Canyon Art Exhibit, 2010. 
Medium: Pastel, oil, kiln-formed glass.
Subjects: Plein Air Landscape, Still Life.
Style: Impressionistic.
Navigation: Clean design using drop-down menus and mouse-overs makes navigation simple and intuitive.
Gallery: Portfolios: Glass Paintings; Cast Glass; Lighting; Fine Art; Architectural Art Glass.
Image View: The paintings gallery opens to thumbnails on the left of the page and an image viewer to the right. Clicking on a thumbnail opens it in the viewer – holding the cursor over the enlargement gives title and medium, with a link to further information if desired. Right click is disabled. Chance Encounter is 16 x 20 ins.
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