About the Artist
In my soul, I have always been an artist. By trade, I was a therapist for seventeen years, and moonlighted as a firefighter and EMT for the last seven of those. Then I retired, to raise three boys, build a house nearly single-handedly, and run a successful kennel. Consecutive back surgeries finally stripped me from my ranch on the ridge, high on the Wyoming plains...
"I suppose I lean towards the figurative in mosaic as that is my natural style, but I was stunned by "Phoenix Rising" by Grace Blowers, a staggering piece of technical ability."
- Oliver Bud
President, British Association for Modern Mosaic; Budd Mosaic Studio, Kent, United Kingdom; 2010 Mosaic Arts International
"You know, just when I thought I'd seen all types of mosaics, you come up with this amazing piece. Absolutely stunning!!!!! Oh man, you do such creative work!"
- Soni Mortenson