Some artists talk of the fear of the blank white surface but Gloria finds an excitement in it. The white of the surface enables her to create lovely translucent layers of colored pencil to lend shape, color and form to nature’s beauty. The slow methodical process of over 20 layers gives her a Zen like feeling when creating a painting. Gloria says discovering and falling in love with the control, detail, and realism that can be achieved with colored pencil "satisfies her creative hunger".
She uses Artist Grade - Light-fast Archival Pigmented pencils to produce fine art paintings on hardboard panels, which are varnished and framed like other fine art paintings. Because of this archival finishing and her style, Gloria’s colored pencil paintings have been said to resemble oil or acrylic paintings.
Gloria is a signature member of the Colored Pencil Society of America, having shown her work in 3 of their International shows. Her work has been published in the North Light Book “Strokes Of Genius” Vol. 6 and various other publications including Colored Pencil Magazine. She has exhibited in juried shows at the Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club and Salmagundi Club in NY, and various galleries in VA, MA, GA, WA, CA and DC.
Gloria is one of very few colored pencil artists who work "En Plein Air" (in the open air), to create finished paintings on location. This love of direct observation informs her sense of color as well as her infatuation with light. She also paints in water miscible oils when speed is necessary to capture a moment or scene for later study