Gloria Rothrock was born in the farm country of Indiana, where her love of nature took root in the rich Mid-western soil. Her earliest memories are of playing in the woods and open fields surrounding her home. She now resides in the red rock beauty of Sedona, Arizona. Her artist’s soul is entranced by the ever-changing display of light bestowed on the red rocks. Her in-born love of warm colors is reinforced by living in an area where even the dirt is red.
Gloria’s need to create permeates her life. She says “Being an artist is not a choice for me. It is a necessity.” From early childhood on, she has kept her hands busy in one sort of artistic endeavor or another.
She began her professional career as a ceramic artist. For 20 years with her ex-husband she designed and decorated large ceramic vessels for the designer trade. Her divorce initiated a new journey inward, fostering a process of seeking serenity through meditation. Leaving the ceramic world behind, she wanted a new art form to express and reflect this new journey. She began exploring new creative territory. Thus her Meditation and Serenity Art was born. She was led to create her first Serenity Sister, a contemporary non-religious icon. Shortly thereafter a whole community of Sisters insisted on manifesting. They emerged as multi-cultural, mixed ethnic tranquil beauties. Not surprisingly male counterparts wanted to join the community. So now the Sisters also have male siblings called the Buddha Brothers.
She works intuitively, having had no formal training. Each creation is an adventure as she allows Spirit to flow through her heart and hands. She loves discovering the voice of each piece and listening to how it wants to manifest.
Gloria’s work can be found in homes and businesses worldwide.