Biography

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)

Exhibits:

41st Annual Juried Art Show, Vacaville Art Gallery, July 20, 2019
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

Memberships/Gallery Representation:

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

Awards:

Best of Show:  Fine Arts Competition, Dixon, Ca 2017-Juror-Shirley Hazlett
First place:  Fine Arts Competition, Dixon, Ca 2017-Juror-Shirley Hazlett



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