Gloria Nilsson is a professional teaching artist. She received her degree in Graphic Design from Pratt Institute. She began her fine art journey exploring pastels, oils, watercolor, and acrylics. Nilsson is currently painting on silk, concentrating on Shiborri, Serti, Gelli printing, sun printing, and freehand techniques that she applies to fine art paintings and scarves. In 2015, Gloria’s illustration, Chapter 11: Spellcheck, created for the serialized storybook for young readers, The Mystery of the Great Connecticut Caper, was published by Connecticut Humanities/Connecticut Center for the Book.
Gloria’s unique jewelry designs are created using wire techniques, semi-precious stones, Swarovski crystals, polymer clay, precious metals, art glass and pearls. She provides weekly Art lessons at Masonicare at Chester Village, Chester Connecticut, and recently fulfilled an art teaching position at Saint Mary School in Branford, Connecticut, teaching PreK3 through 8th grades. Next year will be her fifteenth year teaching the Fashion Illustration program, and she provides a variety of fine art and mixed media lessons for the Nature Camp program, both at the Arts Center Killingworth. Nilsson’s recent work is featured at Spectrum Gallery, Centerbrook, CT.