Gloria Heifner, following a career in graphic design with such well-known companies as Helzberg Diamonds, opened her studio to follow the experimental path set out by the abstract expressionists to create intuitive art. Starting with poured acrylics, Gloria uses non-traditional tools working until the piece comes to a pleasing composition. Now her works include reverse decoupage on glass with found vintage illustrations to create stunning ornamental vases and bowls. Find her work at MLB Designs or visit her studio by appointment at Design Werx in North Kansas City. She is known in her local artists’ community by hosting a 2nd Tuesday gathering of artists. She wants her art to bring energy and balance to the individuals and businesses that collect her work. Find out about her new Strong Women series, portraits of Strong Women in the movement for Women’s Rights.