Kay’s Reflections of Life
1208 Hall Court
Mountain Home, AR 72653
Directions: From the traffic light at AR5South and Cardinal Dr., travel East on AR5South .3 mile and turn right onto McClure Lane. Continue .2 mile and turn left at the 4-way stop onto Glenbriar Dr. Stay right first chance and then stay left second chance onto Hallmark. Turn right onto Hall Court to the white house with red shutters on the right before the end of the cul-de-sac. Studio is down the driveway and through the metal carport.
Linda Mahoney creates many forms of mosaic art using stained glass, metal, tile, beads, leather and other materials. What jumpstarts her creativity and imagination is the feel of the glass and the translucent colors within the glass. She says, “there is warmth in reds, oranges, and yellows, plus there’s something soothing about blues, greens, and browns. I can take one look at a piece of colored glass and instantly see a wealth of possibilities for its use.”
Linda’s inspiration started nearly ten years ago while observing her sister, Betty, at work on her art. Betty would start a mosaic project with nothing more than bits of glass, metal, or beads and finish with an amazing piece of art. It was at that time that Linda decided to try mosaic-ing for herself. And while it may have started as a hobby, it has grown to so much more. “I have been given a gift to create art that touches people. Knowing it brings them so much joy makes me want to continue for many years to come,” says Mahoney.
Linda creates a wide range of art pieces, including table tops, mirrors, picture frames, wall decorations, tissue boxes, gazing balls and decorative flower pots; she also caters directly to the specific requests of her customers (using particular colors, patterns, and dimensions).
In 1972, Linda and her husband, Charly, moved to Mountain Home. For the past 44 years, they’ve worked hard and raised a family. Both are now retired.