Stormie has been painting for over 22 years. Raised in the Pacific Northwest on San Juan Island, the island was a beautiful & artistic environment. Her father was a renowned & award winning Executive Chef who not only showcased his artistry through food, but also through his intricate ice sculptures.
In the early 90's, she moved to Chico, Ca to pursue a career in the Healing Arts. In 1995 she graduated from the Healing Arts Institute & School of Alternative Health Care and started her own Practice. Painting remained a fun & creative outlet on the side. After 20 years in business, she was able to retire early allowing her to pursue her other love-Oil painting. As a mother of two boys, this was a dream come true. She feels her experience in the healing arts transcends into her paintings.
During her pursuit of a formal education she met Cynthia Taylor, a fine arts oil painter & teacher in Napa, CA. www.cynthiataylorstudios.com. They immediately "connected". She started studying under Cynthia & continues to study with her every week in her Napa Studio. Cynthia's work is collected Internationally. She is showcased in prestigious galleries in Napa Valley, Hawaiian Islands & Arizona. Cynthia's training has been invaluable for Stormie's growth as an Artist.
In May 2017, Stormie entered her first fine arts competition & was awarded Best of Show & First place by Judge Shirley Hazlett, www.shirleyhazlett.com
She divides her time between the Napa Studio & her home Studio (pictured)
40th Annual Juried Art Show, Vacaville Art Gallery, July 28-Sept 1, 2018
NVAL 33rd Annual Juried National Show Sept. 4-Oct. 6, 2018, Carter House Gallery, Redding, CA Juror: Robert Burridge
Fine Arts Competition, Juror, Shirley Hazlett, Sacramento
19th Annual Western States Horse & Fine Art Expo, Sacramento, CA June 2018
Napa Valley Art Association
Vacaville Art Gallery
California Art Club
NPAF-National Parks Arts Foundation
FVAA Arts Association
Carter House Gallery
Horse & Fine Art Expo
Best of Show: Fine Arts Competition, Dixon, Ca 2017-Juror-Shirley Hazlett
First place: Fine Arts Competition, Dixon, Ca 2017-Juror-Shirley Hazlett