From the artist, "Art is an essential part of my everyday life, trying to incorporate it in all that I do. I had dreamed of painting since I was a little girl. After reading the book, The Artist's Way, I finally gave myself permission to try painting. It is now my passion!"
Myra is a Master Painter member of NCA, Northern California Artists, and she has been accepted into juried art shows throughout California and has won multiple prizes including being the featured artist for the 2015/2016 Lodi Sandhill Crane Festival. She has also contributed numerous volunteer hours per year and served on the NCA board as the courtesy chair.
Myra studied with several teachers including: Cassidy Aikman, Jim Estey, Phillis Eyman, Beverly Fields, and Anne Bradley and has attended workshops with Father William Breault and David Lobenberg. She also enjoys getting together with a weekly paint group that pushes the threshold of her creativity.
The mediums and subject matter Myra uses are varied; she works primarily in watercolor and mixed media. Myra's favorite new method of watercolor is using handmade papers and canvases to paint on; she also enjoys painting a variety of subject matters, but she especially likes to paint birds and animals. Myra's style is to always paint with a limited palette of just one blue, one yellow and one red, keeping herself challenged to create as many shades of color as possible!