21 SECRETS The Best of 2014 & 2015

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Below are the bios of the talented teachers in 21 SECRETS The Best of 2014 & 2015.

Carolyn Dube

Carolyn Dube

Carolyn Dube is a mixed-media art adventurer who takes the intimidation out of using supplies so that you can find freedom through creativity. She plays with every color of the rainbow, avoid rules whenever possible and lets the little kid inside each of us free.

You can find her articles in magazines such as Somerset Studio and Cloth Paper Scissors. Carolyn teaches in-person and online workshops, designs stencils for StencilGirl Products and shares the message of O.O.P.S. through her YouTube videos and blog. | WEBSITE

carrie todd

Carrie Todd

Carrie Todd was born and raised in Southern California, calling the Inland Empire home for the last twenty-seven years. Carrie has been creative her entire life and has been painting for about twelve years. Her work is done mostly in acrylic and ink, but she also loves mixed media, art journaling and photography. Her style is a funky, outsider style, with bold colors and unusual subject matter.

Carrie has been published in Art Journaling Magazine numerous times since 2010 and was the Artist Profile in the spring 2016 edition. She has written articles for Artful Blogging, Somerset Studio Magazine, Memories and Somerset Apprentice. Carrie’s work has appeared in the books A World of Artist Journal Pages by Dawn Sokol, Art Journal Kickstarter by Kristy Conlin and The Power of Praise by David Chapman. Her work is also displayed at the Inland Empire Museum of Art.

Carrie loves to worship God through her art and believes we are all creative, in one form or another. She loves encouraging others to find their artistic calling. You can see more of her work on her website. | WEBSITE

Catherine Anderson

Catherine’s work is an extension of her own personal search for meaning. She uses photography, SoulCollage®, the labyrinth, images and paint, together with spacious playtime to create. Catherine teaches in her studio in Charlotte, NC and leads creativity and photography retreats in beautiful places around the world which have included France, Italy, Mexico and South Africa. She is the author a number of books, which include The Creative Photographer, Meeting Your Soul on the Labyrinth and Journaling the Labyrinth Path.| WEBSITE

cathy bluteau

Cathy Bluteau

Cathy is a full-time professional whose real passion is making art. She is a mixed-media artist who works with paper, paint and fabric. She has been regularly published in both Stampington and Cloth Paper Scissors publications. Through her blog and her Etsy site, she shares her ideas and creations. Cathy offers a full line of online classes in mixed media, journaling, bookmaking and doodling. You can see all of Cathy’s work on her blog. | WEBSITE

connie solera

Connie Solera

Connie Solera, the artist, teacher and creative entrepreneur behind Dirty Footprints Studio, is best known for painting fearlessly and guiding women artists to do the same. Through workshops, retreats, e-courses and her acclaimed mentoring program IGNITE, Connie’s mission is to support women artists in crafting creative lives full of meaning, wonder and beauty. In 2010 Connie founded 21 SECRETS to spread the magic of art journaling and since it has served over 6,000 artists worldwide. Connie absolutely loves living in the desert of Arizona with her talented husband, Hansel and their beloved son, Phoenix. When they’re not creating art together, the three love to explore, hike and kayak every moment they can! | WEBSITE

Crystal Moody

Crystal Moody

Crystal Moody is a former art and math teacher. She was inspired by her four-year-old daughter’s huge pile of artwork and challenged herself to build her own creative habits by doing one little, creative thing each day. Currently she is working on a series called Dead Artist Society in which she researches past artists and creates pieces based on their life and art. You can see more of her work, check out her blog, and/or get her newsletter on her website. | WEBSITE

david r. modler

David R. Modler

As one half of the Journal Fodder Junkies (Eric M. Scott being the other half), David R. Modler is an artist, researcher and professor originally from Baltimore, Maryland. He earned his Bachelor of Science and Master of Education in Art Education from Towson State University and his Master of Fine Arts in painting from James Madison University. Modler is an internationally recognized expert in the field of visual journals, which he utilizes to explore some of the stylistic, conceptual and contextual concerns of his research and studio practices. He facilitates numerous lectures and workshops around the world as well as maintaining a prolific studio practice creating paintings, visual journals and installations. Modler currently works as an Associate Professor of Art in the Department of Contemporary Art at Shepherd University in Shepherdstown, West Virginia. | WEBSITE

DeAnne Olguin Williamson

DeAnne Olguin Williamson

DeAnne Olguin Williamson is a mixed-media artist and art-journaling teacher from Southern California. She spent many years as a graphic designer before focusing solely on her true love of fine art. She has found her unique artistic point of view by working in mixed media. DeAnne has showcased her fine art at many galleries around the country but has now added teaching to her list of passions. It’s become a way for her to dig deep about what inspires her and how she can use her art to connect with others. Most people want to live a life filled with passion and she believes that by getting in tune with our inner voices and our authentic selves, our life’s passions reveal themselves to us. They help us to live a life filled with purpose and allow us to dream big for the future. DeAnne lives in Redondo Beach, CA with her husband and two kids. | WEBSITE

Effy Wild

Effy Wild

My name is Effy, and I’m a journal artist and online teacher. My passion is using art-making as a portal to a deeper relationship with ourselves and the divine! I believe that you can’t deeply love what you don’t deeply know, so we dive deep into my programs so that we might learn to deeply love ourselves. While I feature a lot of technique-driven lessons in my classes, the main focus is on meeting ourselves on the page and being with what is true for us at any given moment. | WEBSITE

Eric M. Scott

Eric M. Scott

Eric M. Scott is a mixed-media artist, educator, and writer born and raised in Washington, Pennsylvania.

He is dedicated to sharing his art and helping people tap into their artistic potential and cultivate their creativity. As a former public school art educator, he frequently travels and provides workshops and presentations on the power of art and the visual journal.

Scott might be better known as one half of the Journal Fodder Junkies. In 2005 he officially teamed up with friend and artistic accomplice David R. Modler, and this dynamic duo has been presenting ever since on the visual journal and the importance of authentic artmaking in art education at a variety of venues, conferences, and retreats. They have co-authored two bestselling books, The Journal Junkies Workshop and Journal Fodder 365, both published by North Light Books.

Eric lives in Purcellville, Virginia with his wife and their menagerie of animals. | WEBSITE

Faith Evans-Sills

Faith Evans-Sills

Faith Evans-Sills is a painter, wife, mother and teacher making her home in sunny Charleston, South Carolina. In her work, Faith draws inspiration from nature’s wild and small moments; from love, textiles and most importantly, the relationships that shape her. Classically trained in painting with a BFA from Skidmore College and an MFA from Parsons School of Design, along with over twenty years of personal painting experience, Faith enjoys inspiring others to manifest their most heartfelt ideas through creating art. She is the coauthor of Painting the Sacred Within, and well-loved teacher both online, across the United States and internationally at her annual art retreats in Morocco, Costa Rica and Mexico. Faith’s paintings have been exhibited widely and included in numerous books and publications including Painted Blossoms, Paint Lab, Color Lab, Seventeen, Better Homes & Gardens, and Mabel Magazine. Her art has also been featured on designs for Anne Taylor Company Lou & Grey.

Faith lives with her husband Frank and their three children by the sea where they enjoy exploring southern beaches and maintain a close connection to nature through frequent trips to wild places. Learn more on Faith’s website. | WEBSITE

Fonda Clark Haight

Fonda Clark Haight

I am a mixed-media intuitive artist living in the mountains of NC. Looking past the obvious, close observation and engagement of my truth make up my creative process. The challenge is to see beyond the distractions of the conspicuous, to engage with my feelings deep in the subconscious. My goal is to inspire those who see my work to look more carefully at the world around them, to discover beauty in unusual places and to question the truth in themselves. | WEBSITE

France Papillon

France Papillon

After discovering scrapbooking in 2001, France became a full-time mixed-media artist in 2010. The mix of soft grunge, color and rusted or vintage embellishments are the main ingredients of her tags, hand-bound books, altered art and art journaling.

To tell her story, she likes to play with inky techniques, just like a writer juggling with words. In her classes and tutorials, these techniques based on product knowledge, allow her to offer a comfort zone to the participants, while guiding them to reveal their own creative self-confidence. (Her experience as a middle school teacher also sparks her creative enthusiasm!)

Sharing is such an important part of art to her, that in November 2011, she started a video series on YouTube called “Journal on Monday.” The 100th episode was celebrated in August 2014 with over 24K subscribers and till this day, a new video is added on a regular basis.

Over the years, France became an established traveling instructor and published designer who had her work exhibited in art galleries. Since February 2013, France also has a signature stamp line with Stampotique. In January 2018, Andy Skinner and France Papillon launched Illusionary Artists, a new brand of mixed-media stamps. | WEBSITE

Galia Alena

Galia Alena

I am a visual poet, earth mystic and mist walker. I walk in beauty, dreaming with the divine to create sacred art and to partner with intuitive healing practices. I create in dialogue with the sacred feminine and my practice involves listening to the magic as it appears in dreams, journey, tarot, nature and other daily blessings. I’m a beauty un-veil-er, light huntress, moment caresser, mythologist, archetype weaver and visionary poetess. Ultimately, all of my work is about helping people peel back the layers to experience the intense beauty of each moment allowing them access to both their intuitive wisdom and a deeper connection to spirit and self, helping them find their own truths in connected stillness. In this way I am a “guide-ess” helping others find their own mystery-school of wisdom and sacred being.

(Because the beauty of this life cracks our hearts open and it is through the cracks that light can flow both in and out and connect us back to our divine selves).

Oh . . . and I believe in the magic of this life.

I live in the insanely beautiful Blue Mountains, just shy of Sydney, among the clouds and mist, with my family, our kitten and all the winged ones who frequent our garden. Each day here is a wondrous delight of tiny miracles through either the glorious light or magical mists.

I run online creative circles and workshops while working on my own art and tending my family. | WEBSITE 

Gina Lee Kim

Gina Lee Kim

Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, Gina Lee Kim is a self-taught watercolorist with a nursing and biology background. She has four watercolor Art Lessons for Cloth Paper Scissors (F+W Media, Interweave) and four watercolor DVD/videos exploring textures, resists, monoprinting & watermedia (F+W Media, ArtistNetwork). Gina lives north of Chicago with her husband, their young son and a white pet rat named Tofu.Gina loves to make watercolor approachable and achievable, especially when infused with fun mixed-media elements. Her artistic vision is to amaze the eye and empower the heart. | WEBSITE

Jamie Ridler

Jamie Ridler

Jamie Ridler is a creative force! From her popular Creative Living with Jamie Podcast to her inspirational Behind the Scenes vlogs; from innovative workshops to inspirational blogging; Jamie helps others bring their creativity to life! As founder of Jamie Ridler Studios, she has helped thousands of women around the world find the confidence and courage to discover and express their creative spirit, whether that means re-discovering their artistic self or bringing more of their creative capacity to their life and business. Jamie is a magic maker, a possibility awakener and a deep believer in dreams! | WEBSITE

Jane Cunningham

Jane Cunningham

I am a creativity activist and conduit for Love; an artist, teacher, storyteller and in-training Hypnotherapist. I teach in person and online because I love watching the world come alive through the magic of creativity, which I believe is our connection to the Divine in action. Art journaling or Soulmap Journaling as I call the work I do, is all about making space for the Unconscious to rise up to support and uphold us. The page is a holy place for us to explore our inner landscape and come Home to ourselves. | WEBSITE

Jenny Clay (Jennibellie)

Jennibellie

Jennibellie’s mission has always been to uplift and inspire. She is an every-possible-kind of journaler, insatiable mixed-media artist, a DIY supply creator, fevered bookmaker and an unceasing campaigner of eco-friendly creativity who she says “Use whatever you have; go recycle something daily—really, you’re probably sick of it already.” She is the creator of Journal Workshops, an online art community of beautiful creative beings who play, share and inspire together. Through her online media shares and in her online classrooms, Jennibellie invites everyone to connect with their deepest selves through artistic expression via the understanding that everyone is already creative. | WEBSITE

Jennifer Joanou

Jennifer Joanou

Jennifer studied art at Otis College of Art and Design and currently enjoys teaching others the joys of art-journaling. She is the prior owner of a clothing studio where she designed and sold clothes to many retail stores across the United States. Her work has been published in several magazines including Professional Artist and Art Journal Magazine as well as in books such as No Excuses Art Journaling by Gina Rossi Armfield. Jennifer resides in New York City, NY and you can see more of her work on her website. | WEBSITE

Jill Berry

Jill Berry

Jill is a mixed-media artist who makes books, maps, paintings and other storytelling structures. She works in mixed media with a bent towards classical art and teaches painting, lettering, journaling, mapmaking and various other mixed-media classes worldwide.

You can view her work in Somerset Studio, Letter Arts Review, Cloth, Paper Scissors and Art Journaling magazine, as well as in books such as Drawing Lab, Journal It! The Complete Decorated Journal, 1000 Artists’ Books, and various other publications. She has written three books: Personal Geographies: Explorations in Mixed-Media Mapmaking, Map Art Lab and Making Art From Maps. Her artists’ books are in private and public collections nationwide.

Jill feels that art is necessary and accessible to everyone. | WEBSITE

Joanna Powell Colbert

Joanna Powell Colbert

Joanna Powell Colbert, creatrix of the Gaian Tarot and the Pentimento Tarot, has been an artist, teacher, and convener of circles for over thirty years. She was named by SageWoman magazine as one of the Wisdom Keepers of the Goddess Spirituality movement.

Joanna hosts retreats for women several times a year, and teaches workshops and e-courses on earth-centered spirituality, seasonal contemplative practices, creativity as a devotional path, the Sacred Feminine, and using tarot as a tool for inner guidance and self-exploration. She lives on a small, magical island in the Salish Sea near Bellingham, Washington. | WEBSITE

Juliana Coles

Juliana Coles

As an epileptic, I graft my reality by the fragments I piece together in my work. I combine gutsy graphic images with provocative text to create mixed-media drawings and paintings as well as visual journals, sketchbooks and artist books that are emotionally-uninhibited and that challenge societal comfort zones. The result is a cognitive vibrancy that is signature to my self-expression. My projects are never preconceived but spontaneously emerge from the unknown through a unique multi-layering process of breaking down and rebuilding. | WEBSITE

Karen Michel

Karen Michel

Karen Michel is a mixed-media artist and author who creates work from recycled and repurposed materials, mojo and sunshine. Her current work and study is directed towards enriching day-to-day life by creating a contemporary relationship with building personal totems, ceremonies and reintroducing the ideas of creative ritual. Karen does this by creating and holding space for the inner artist/magician/mystic/priestess to thrive. | WEBSITE

Kate Robertson

Kate Robertson

Kate Robertson is a mixed-media artist, intuitive painter and creativity coach.  She draws her inspiration from many sources, including nature, the moon, the divine feminine, ancient symbolism and her Celtic ancestors. She currently runs the popular course The Moon, Art and You. | WEBSITE

Kristal Norton

Kristal Norton

Kristal Norton is a creative life coach, writer, artist, and founder of the Soul Circle—an online sisterhood where women gather from all around the world to support each other in exploring the beautiful depths of who they truly are through curiosity, compassion, and creative expression. Through her coaching, workshops, and best-selling books, Kristal’s down-to-earth, gentle spirit allows her to create space for people to embrace their imperfections, reclaim their creative magic, and realize their unique inner beauty so they can courageously live life on their own terms, full of wonder and joy, rooted in their sense of self. | WEBSITE

Lisa Cheney

Lisa Cheney

Lisa Cheney grew upin Eastern Idaho, moved briefly to San Diego, CA, and currently lives in Boise, Idaho. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design and Illustration from Boise State in 1996. She now enjoys the freedom of freelancing as a graphic designer/illustrator and teaches bookmaking andvisual-journaling workshops throughout the United States. Her visual journals have been published in 1,000 Artist Journal Pages, Art Journaling Magazine, 1000 Artists’ Books, An Illustrated Journey, and as the featured artist in A World of Art Journals. In addition to visual journaling and book arts, Lisa works in many other mediums including painting (watercolor, acrylic, oils, and encaustic), drawing (graphite, ink, mixed media), and printmaking. | WEBSITE

Lisa Hofmann

Lisa Hofmann

I am a multi-passionate creative, mama, yogini and dog- and horse-whisperer living in the Great Plains of the United States. My work celebrates the connection I feel for the natural world around me, while the process of art-making is an exploration of self-inquiry and discovery. I love color and expressive play whether it be through sketching, watercolors, acrylics, mixed media, yarn or embroidery floss. I have been inspired by my volunteer work with therapy horses and recently completed a series of twenty seven portraits celebrating these amazing healers. | WEBSITE

Lesley Riley

Lesley Riley

Lesley Riley is an internationally known instructor and multi-media artist, working in paint, fabric, mixed and digital media. She turned her initial passion for photos, color and the written word into a dream occupassion that continues to delight and inspire creatives everywhere. Her current work takes her love of eco-dyeing and wet-cyanotype to a new level she calls Modern Botanicals.

Her art and articles have appeared in many publications, including her eight craft books. As former Contributing Editor of Cloth Paper Scissors magazine, and the host of BlogTalk Radio’s Art & Soul show, Lesley developed a passion for showcasing talented artists and their creative lives.

In an ongoing effort to find the best ways for fiber and mixed-media artists to get permanent photos on fabric, paper, wood and more, Lesley introduced Transfer Artist Paper™, named Craft & Hobby Association (CHA) 2011 Most Innovative new product, the state of the art technology for iron-on transfers.

Lesley lives and creates in an empty nest she shares with her high-school sweetheart husband on a mountaintop in Cascade, MD. You’ll find her in her studio from sunup to sundown unless, of course, any of her elven grandchildren come to visit. | WEBSITE

Maya Stein & Amy Tingle

Maya Stein & Amy Tingle

We are Amy Tingle and Maya Stein. In 2013, we co-founded The Creativity Caravan with a desire to build community through creative action, and to deliver creative experiences to people everywhere. Together, we have 15 years’ experience facilitating art and writing workshops for children and adults, and we have spent a combined 30 years refining our own practice as writers and artists.

Our vintage caravan serves as our creative hub and home away from home when we are not at our studio, gallery, and imaginarium located in Northern New Jersey. Our mission is to spark, engage, and nourish creativity in communities everywhere. We believe it can change lives by building self-confidence, harnessing imagination, helping to practice problem-solving, and bridging differences. Our programs are centered on the joy of discovery and power of collaborative learning, and we offer art and writing experiences for kids and adults of all ages and abilities. The Creativity Caravan invites everyone to the table. We partner with schools, libraries, bookstores, schools, community centers, and other organizations to design and facilitate inspiring and inclusive art programming. | WEBSITE

Michelle Turbide

Michelle Turbide

Michelle Turbide creates colorful, narrative images that explore the theme of transformation in the lived experience. Her acrylic and mixed-media work is best described as abstract, mysterious dreamscapes with hints of realism. Michelle lives and creates in her home studio in Grand Isle, Vermont USA. She is inspired by the metaphor of nature in parallel with the human journey regarding resilience, spirituality, and empowerment. Michelle has taught on-line internationally and in person locally to share her love for the the practice of art making as a spiritual and healing journey. | WEBSITE

Nathalie Kalbach

Nathalie Kalbach

I am a self-taught mixed-media artist who was born in Germany and lived most of my adult life in Hamburg before moving to the United States in September 2013. I now live in Jersey City, NJ.

My early love of paint was squelched by an art teacher who told me I had no talent. I worked as a paralegal for seventeen years and might have remained in the wrong profession had I not discovered mixed-media painting in 2004. I regained confidence in my creativity and have spent the last decade exploring the possibilities of creating dimension and texture by layering different materials and paint media. My projects have been published in several art, craft and hobby magazines as well as mixed-media books. I have taught at many retail events and art retreats, as well as at trade shows, and by 2011 I was able to give up working as a paralegal to become a full-time artist.

I have taught workshops in Europe, Canada, the U.S., Australia, Israel, Malaysia and online. I also teach mixed-media workshops at Pratt Institute for the School of Continuing and Professional Studies. I’ve published four acrylic painting workshop DVD’s with ArtistNetwork TV and in my workshops I share what I know about tools, supplies and techniques, with the goal of helping each student unlock his/her personal creativity.

My artwork is licensed through StencilGirl Products (stencils), RubberMoon (rubber stamps), Stampendous (rubber stamp, foam stamp and stencil sets) and ArtFoamies (foam stamps). In 2014/2015 I was a sponsored artist/brand ambassador for Liquitex and my work has been featured on packaging for Liquitex Acrylic Painting Sets sold at Michaels art and craft stores.

My book Artful Adventures in Mixed Media: Art and Techniques inspired by Observation & Experience (North Light) was released in 2017. | WEBSITE

Opal Keen

Opal Keen

Opal’s healing journey began in 2010 when she took her little sister to a yoga class at Yoga Pura in Phoenix, Arizona. The minute she walked in the door, she knew something powerful was being shared. From that moment on, she has engaged with the tools and techniques yoga offers to help cultivate peace of mind and has found peace a part of her regular experience. Once burdened with anxiety, depression, an eating disorder and PTSD, yoga has powerfully transformed her life.

In 2011, Opal went through teacher training at Yoga Pura for her RYT 500 and has been sharing these ancient practices with others since. In spite of her yoga practice changing her life from the inside out, Opal still felt as if something was missing and got VERY curious about waking up the sleeping artist within her. Connie Solera’s presence in her life had a lot to do with that recognition.

In March of 2018, Opal completed her bachelor’s degree at Goddard College in Vermont, her senior thesis being focused on how individuals can reclaim their innate creativity through mindfulness practices such as yoga or other somatic-based modalities. This fall she will begin work on her graduate degree in Transformative Language Arts and dig even deeper into the science and art of creative reclamation for individuals who have PTSD.

When not at work as a sonographer, at a yoga class, writing or painting, Opal’s happy place is with her beloved dogs and chickens or her friends! She is deeply grateful to all of her mentors, teachers and this life-giving practice and looks forward to sharing it with you!

Päivi Eerola

Päivi Eerola

Päivi Eerola is a visual artist from Finland. She has degrees in technology and design, and when she is painting, she is like a scientist playing with the reality. Ducks can become plants, a fruit can replace fabric, and flowers can form a factory that produces glass. Besides selling paintings, Päivi also has an art education business called Peony and Parakeet. In her online classes, Päivi helps creative people to follow their inspiration, and draw and paint freely from their imagination. Päivi believes in the power of art: When you create rich and emotional images that you want to frame and share, it will have a positive impact on other people as well. | WEBSITE

Petrea Hansen-Adamidis

Petrea Hansen-Adamidis

Petrea Hansen-Adamidis, DTATI, RCAT, RP is an artist and a Registered Art Psychotherapist, working in the field of art therapy for over twenty-three years in children’s mental health. As a workshop facilitator offering creative resources for connecting with your inner muse and wise self, Petrea promotes creative self-care both online and in person focusing on emotional health and well-being. | WEBSITE

Rachel Ellen Andrews

Rachel Ellen Andrews

I paint because it makes me happy.

I believe that color affects our energy on a vibrational level. Adding a cheerful painting to your room will change the vibration of that space, uplifting you and the energy. I paint intuitively using bright, joyful colors and letting the painting unfold into its own space. The work is a dialogue between myself and the painting.

The process starts with layers of color—the abstract landscapes, flowers and goddess archetypes emerging. I like to leave some of the layers peeking through; life is multi-layered and so are we.

I’m currently mostly absorbed in landscapes. I’m inspired by the beauty of the natural world and am lucky enough to live just fifteen minutes away from gorgeous countryside and coast. I paint my reaction to the landscape; I paint about that feeling rather than a depiction of it. Walking also puts me in a flow state—a bit like painting does—another reason to feel inspired here.

It’s the expansive feeling I get when I’m in wild, empty places that inspires me.

See my latest work and works in progress on Instagram. (@rachelellenandrews) and on my website. | WEBSITE

Rachel Urista

Rachel Urista

Hi there! My name is Rachel Urista. I create from Corvallis, Oregon, a small town nestled between the Coastal Range and the Cascades. I am surrounded by nature and feel so blessed and inspired here.

I’m a wife to my best friend, and kitty-mom to a sweet and funny orange tabby. I am an INFJ and an HSP. That is, I am a highly sensitive introvert. That said, I LOVE to talk and teach anything art-related and love to see my students gain confidence and grow.

I grew up in the suburbs outside of Los Angeles in the 80s and 90s and come from a multi-racial family. We grew up in a really diverse area and my childhood was infused with a lot of Japanese culture. Much of my work is derived from this early visual landscape.

When I paint, it akin to a  journey, rather than a series of steps. I find that I move fluidly between styles from more realistic illustration to contemporary abstraction that emphasizes the experience of color, texture and pattern. | WEBSITE

Veronica Funk

Veronica Funk

Veronica Funk was raised in northern Canada, studied Art & Design at Red Deer College in Alberta, apprenticed with potters, stone sculptors and painters and has been published in numerous magazines including Where Women Create and Cloth Paper Scissors.  She has been painting professionally since 1999. Her work has been exhibited across Canada and in the United States and is found in private and corporate collections world-wide. | WEBSITE