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Charla Guidry

Glass / Sunset, LA

Artist Statement

Part of my being goes into each piece that I create and I hope that my joy of life is shared with all who view my work.
'Laisser le bon temp rouler.'
Let the good times roll.

Biography

Art is an expression of life. As a child reared in the fullness of the Cajun culture in the small town of Sunset, Louisiana, I was certainly surrounded by 'joie de vivre' or love of live.
Some of my earliest memories are of gazing at the designs and colors of the stained glass panels in church. How beautiful and vibrant these windows were to me.
My life's path brought me to nursing school, marriage and the busy life with a family and four children. I continued to visit those remarkable stained glass windows through many years, not realizing that they were the seeds of an expression within me.
As my children grew, I began taking art classes with local artists. I painted with oils, acrylics and watercolor. This was great fun but I just could not forget that GLASS.
I began working with stained glass in the early 1990's and began fusing glass in 2000. The beauty of working with glass is both a visual and sensate experience. Not only do I get to see the colors, I also get to touch the actual piece during the entire process of creating
Part of my being goes into each piece that I create and I hope that my joy of life is shared with all who view my work.
'Laisser le bon temp rouler.'
Let the good times roll.