Nye's art is profoundly shaped by the beauty and color of the land. Trained as a painter, she has perfected her own painterly glass techniques using layers of finely crushed glass to shade and contour her work. From her crisp, graphic-style music pieces to her rich, glowing landscapes, each creation reflects her love of color, depth, texture, and beauty.
Beginning with a base of flat glass, Nye works from sketches, her own photos and computer renderings. She lays down an under painting of finely crushed glass and powders, then adds detail using sheet glass and additional layers of crushed glass. The entire composition is fired in a glass kiln to around 1400˚F over a 24-hour period with some works requiring multiple firings.
Anne Nye studied fine art at the University of Idaho and California College of Arts & Crafts in Oakland, CA. She worked as a graphic designer and fine artist for many years, and in 1997, began working full time as a fine art painter. Succumbing to the beauty of fused glass in 2000, Anne began working on her own to develop her unique style and techniques. She is now widely sought after as a teacher and has taught classes in Chicago, Denver and Omaha.
She also blogs about art and life and is a regular feature writer for both D&L Art Glass in Denver and Fused Glass Projects Magazine.
Nye has been published in several well-know magazines including HER Magazine, American Art Collector & Western Art Collector. Her art has been used as illustration in a text book by Cambridge University Press/Australia, Literacy Head online magazine and Horizons Magazine.