My passions include art, photography, and technology, with the order of those passions changing on any given day. I work with a variety of traditional media — such as pens, pencils, an assortment of paints, dyes, fabric, papers, and threads — and digital medial such as Macintosh computers (big time Mac girl going way back), a variety of software, and Epson printers; and cameras (Nikon girl) to create my work.
While I studied photography in vocational school back more decades than seem possible, and worked as a wedding photography assistant/photographer for a number of years and continue to do event photography, I get immense pleasure from nature photography. I have countless drives filled with thousands upon thousands of images, yet I continue taking more. It is hard to put into words the magic of being outside with camera, wandering around, focusing on what I see in that moment, and photographing bits of it. It is my nirvana.
I also create “art quilts,” also called textile art — work made primarily on cloth and designed for display on a wall. This often includes digital imagery that I design and print. My work has been exhibited around the world, won over 200 awards, featured in many books and magazines, and is in the permanent collection of The National Quilt Museum.
Additionally, I have also authored or co-authored 15 non-fiction books — including “Digital Essentials,” which was a USA Book News Best Book Awards Finalist in 2009, and have written well over a hundred articles for various publications. I invite you to learn more about me and my work at my website gloriahansen.com.