The Gilded Touch - ARTIST BIO
The Gilded Touch  - ORIGINAL HAND PAINTED ART GLASS by KRISTIN SHAMEL-ARSENAULT
 
 About The Artist
 
 
 
 
  JURIED MEMBER
 
YADKIN VALLEY CRAFT GUILD
ELKIN, NC
(2008-   )
 
GILMORE SHOWS - GREENSBORO CRAFTSMAN'S CLASSIC
 
WINSTON-SALEM CRAFTS GUILD
(1994-1999)
 
COTTON KETCHIE ARTS FESTIVAL
MOORESVILLE, NC
 
  

 I GREW UP IN WINSTON-SALEM, NC, LOCATED IN THE HEART OF NORTH CAROLINA, AT THE FOOTHILLS OF THE BEAUTIFUL AND WONDROUS BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAINS.
 
 
THE 1.4 MILLION-ACRE YADKIN VALLEY, JUST WEST OF WINSTON-SALEM, IS HOME TO EXQUISITE VINEYARDS AND WINERIES.  NORTH CAROLINA RANKS AS 10th IN THE NATION FOR GRAPE AND WINE PRODUCTION WITH 61 WINERIES.   IT SEEMED NATURAL TO TAILOR MY LOVE OF ART TO COMPLEMENT THE WINE INDUSTRY.
 
 
THOUGH I HAVE ALWAYS BEEN INTRIGUED WITH COLOR, DESIGN AND ART, I DIDN'T TRULY DISCOVER MY HIDDEN PASSION  FOR PAINTING UNTIL AROUND 1993. 
    
 
 I AM THOROUGHLY ENJOYING THE ART OF TRANSFORMING ORDINARY GLASSWARE INTO WORKS OF ART AND I BELIEVE THAT MY WORK REFLECTS MY WHIMSICAL VIEW ON LIFE.  THE PIECES THAT I PAINT ARE WORTHY OF DISPLAY COLLECTIONS, BUT DEFINITELY STURDY ENOUGH FOR EVERYDAY ENJOYMENT AS WELL.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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