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Convergence: A Collaboration from Cathy Shepherd & Daniel Padilla

Dallas Design District Gallery, LMB Art Glass, presents an exciting collaborative show fromĀ fused glass artist Cathy Shepherd and acryllic artist Daniel Padilla.
Location: LMB Art Glass, 1644 Irving Blvd.

An unexpected yet brilliant pairing of Shepherd's brightly colored fused glass works combined with Padilla's dramatic abstract large scale paintings will be on display at LMB Art Glass Saturday, September 23rd from 5 p.m. - 9 p.m. Additional works from both artists will also be available.


Cathy Shepherd was born in Chicago and spent her high school years in Crystal Lake.  After Two years at the University of Wisconsin, Stout, Cathy was one of 40 chosen to participate in an elite design program in London. However, she turned the program down, after meeting a very influential woman who convinced her to move to Dallas, and attend the University of North Texas. She received her BFA and won an award for Best Overall Design and then went off into the fashion industry. For 15 years Cathy designed dresses for some of Dallas' elite. The latter part of these years were spent as a bodywear designer coupled with a career in fitness. 

Cathy then became a yogi, and this practice rekindled her need to create art. Cathy and her husband, Tom, had purchased glass art for their home, and he encouraged her to explore it.  A couple of lessons later, and now eight years into it, Cathy has discovered her new passion for fused glass.

"My intention is to create art that is the synthesis of my feelings as I connect with our environment and human nature. Those detailed ingredients inspire my use of materials and techniques. Arousing an emotion of peace and joy is the primary goal with each glass canvas."

Daniel Padilla’s extraordinary paintings capture the essence of life through his unique treatment of light and dramatic use of color. He is intrigued by both abstract and representational elements that he incorporates in his designs. His elegant compositions usually represent physical or imaginative places, often from dreams. He delights in creating works that capture emotional energy and spiritual light. Inspired by his love of music, Daniel uses long, expressive brushstrokes to create his passionate works of art.

Raised in Santa Rosa, Texas, Daniel Padilla began creating art at a very young age. Encouraged and supported by his artistic family, he excelled early on. He won his first award at only 12 years old.  He received numerous awards for his talent throughout college, and earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Texas- Pan American in 1994.