Price: $ 50.00 USD
Forever And Always by Betty Padden Ne’Qwa, in the Mandarin language, is the term for this centuries-old artistic tradition of reverse painting on the inside of glass. This technique creates a brilliance and luster that is not attainable with standard painting methods. Through a small opening in each ornament, the artist uses delicate brush strokes to hand-paint on the inside of mouth-blown glass. From outlining to shading to color application, all work is painstakingly done in freehand. The Art work was originally created by Betty Padden.
Known for both her storytelling and woodcarving skills, Betty Padden brings magical celebration of nature alive in her holiday collections. Located in Auburn, Massachusetts, she and her husband Bob collaborated to make hand-carved signs for businesses around the country. Betty has been perfecting her fine are wood-carving skills since 1970. She credits her uncle Carl's mishievousness and love of nature as inspiration for her Santa Carls Tree Company woodcarvings, a community of elves that live in and around Christmas tree farms.