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Artist profile: Show me the glint of light

A sample of Lindsey’s fused glass art.

A sample of Lindsey’s fused glass art.

Anton Chekhov, eminent short story writer, once wrote "Don't tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on a beautiful piece of glass."

With the same spirit and enthusiasm for the play of light and beauty in art, local artist Patty Dutton Lindsey creates shimmering glass pieces that promise to delight the most adventuresome tastes in art collecting.

Patty Lindsey grew up on the West Coast as a self-described Navy brat. Her family traveled and moved often with the obligations of service life, and as a consequence, Patty became fascinated with the arts in the various regions they visited. Each area nurtured its own unique form of art, from blown glass to painting, ceramics, and sculpture. Patty was especially attracted to glass. The vitality of color, its shimmering facets of light, and the endless possibilities of form appealed to Patty's sense of adventure and intrigue.

Patty received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Sculpture from California State University at Fullerton. Here she met a professor who was a "true expressionist," forcing her to think outside the box. During this time, Patty decided to learn how to weld, so she took a class and learned to do oxy, stick and MIG welding. She also learned the technique of plasma cut metal. This program opened up many possibilities for her art by introducing her to aspects of metal sculpture she would eventually incorporate into her fused-glass pieces.

Patty described the partnering of these two very different mediums as "always an experiment and great adventure." Recently, Patty has been mixing her fused art glass and metal sculpture in glass wall art, with stunning and awe-inspiring results. She is very successful and has clients all over the U.S. purchasing her creations for their private and corporate collections.

Now, since moving from California to Arizona, Patty is constantly on the "creative move." She maintains contact with One Gallery in Fallbrook for their Christmas Show and Cal State Fullerton Gallery for the alumni. Here in Arizona, Patty is in 'Tis Gallery in downtown Prescott with the Mountain Artists Guild. She teaches classes and has demonstrations at her studio and loves helping students develop their own imaginative techniques in glass. To view Patty Lindsey's work or make a purchase, check her schedule of shows and exhibits. To commission a piece, visit her website at www.glassgoons.com or www.tisgallery.com.

Don't miss Patty's exhibit at the Mountain Artist Guild in the Spotlight Room from July 17-Aug. 12, 228 N. Alarcon, Prescott, AZ.

- Shea Stanfield, Special to Kudos

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