Gloria Merriken

Artist Bio

Gloria is a self-taught multi-media artist living in Columbia, Maryland as well as summering in Tolchester, Maryland.

She had an interest in art from a very early age, taking art classes every day working mostly in water color and pen and ink, under the guidance of Hal Gomer her high school art teacher.

In the 70’s there were a few commissioned works for wall graphics. During the 80’s and 90’s stained glass became her medium, creating commissioned one of a kind lamps, free hanging pieces, and window installations throughout Maryland and beyond.

In between there were a couple semesters at Howard Community College to take drawing and water-color classes. Then using her understanding of glass and color she began working with kiln fused glass adding a new dimension to her work, developing her skill to include pattern bar techniques.

She also likes giving new life to old furniture

Just a note: These images on the slideshow above are meant to give you an impression of the artist's style -- some are work on sale, others are examples of past work. Our apologies -- a technical problem occasionally causes the slideshow images to display the work oddly cropped. To see all of the work currently available for sale through River Arts, and displayed in the proper dimensions, just click the link below.

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Cell 410-241-7931


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