Dates: October 2016
After an undergraduate degree in studio art and a masters in Art History, it seemed logical to combine these two areas of endeavor and for the next 40+ years Gloria Giffords had a studio for art conservation in Tucson, Arizona, cleaning and conserving oil on canvas paintings and polychrome statuary for private and museum collections.
She is a Fellow with the American Institute for Conservation and the author of two seminal works concerning art and architecture in Mexico: Mexican Folk Retablos and Sanctuaries of Earth, Stone and Light.
All the while, though, she continued to paint…landscapes and portraits primarily. She is fascinated with the quality of light on subjects: people, plants and the earth’s formations but also wishes to consider the emotional impact these painted subjects have upon the viewer.