Tuesday, July 11, 2017

With A Grateful Heart

Imagine discovering a covered bridge in the woods of Crow Wing County that takes you into the enchanted land of imagination. Drive up the winding hill and arrive at Glory Hill Studios
and there you will find artist owner Kathy Lande.
Her studio bursts with energy, enthusiasm, creativity, love and joy. This one of a kind art studio and gallery is a feast for your eyes and soul. Here you find evidence of God's love that touches every single piece through beautiful expression and a joyful style. The studio is a renovated garage with brightly colored walls brimming with unique wooden creations where Kathy works and sells her art in the summer season.

Kathy has always dreamed of being a professional artist. She attended Ringling School of Art and Design in Sarasota, Florida. A native of Bloomington, MN she set up her life in the Twin Cities after college. Kathy worked commercially in the corporate world for 26 years with different advertising agencies and public relations firms in the Twin Cities. Kathy had her art studio in her home in St. Paul and participated in the Minneapolis and St. Paul outdoor art fair circuit during the 90’s, always dreaming of one day having her own little studio and gallery on a lake nestled in the woods.

Glory Hill Studios opened its whimsical doors in 2011. The studio’s name evolved because being on a hill overlooking Eagle Lake it is here Kathy gives glory to God for her talents and gifts she has been blessed with. With much gratitude she shares her blessings with others.
Kathy’s customers are drawn to her original art pieces as they offer a universal message of hope, kindness, love and gratitude. Her designs evolve using an etched wood burning technique with splashes of bright colors and stains Kathy designs herself. Her typography, a personality style of her own, makes people smile and the pieces seem to come alive.

Kathy has a creative mind that is able to visualize color, shape and form. Each piece is designed and meticulously handcrafted in her workshop. Many of her works of art are created from old found wooden pieces that she repurposes and brings back to a different and new beauty on antique pieces, old baskets, boxes, bowls, trays etc. The studio offers an amazing collection of special occasion gifts that can be custom designed and personalized with special dates and names as well as very unique home d├ęcor pieces.

Kathy has a soft spot for making children’s custom furniture. Each piece is crafted one at a time in northern MN. Wee little ones can climb up and all over a family heirloom piece that is personalized with a name. In the winter months, Kathy has her studio in South West Florida where she commissions and sells her work in galleries and boutiques from Naples to Sarasota.

Glory Hill Studios is open seasonally May through October, Wednesday - Saturday 9:00 AM-6 PM in Fifty Lakes MN. Off-hours special group visits can be arranged. This truly is a unique place that you don’t want to miss when you’re up in the lakes area.

Check out Glory Hill Studios website for examples of Kathy’s work and directions to Fifty Lakes 5 miles north of Crosslake. http://www.gloryhillstudios.com/home.html


  1. I adore Kathy's art and attitude. We just have to fit her gallery into our northern MN trip. What a lovely setting for an artist who gives God the glory. I want to meet her.

  2. Oh my goodness! This place looks amazing! Its going on my Summer Bucket List!