mary coonrod About
I was born in Warrensburg, Missouri and now live in Overland Park Kansas. I have enjoyed drawing ever since junior high school, creating cartoons, whimsical graphics, realistic or abstract paintings and drawings. I went on to study art in college receiving my BFA in painting from the Kansas City Art Institute. After college I became interested in photography and worked for years as a photo retoucher and digital imager. I have been in many juried and group shows with my photographs and collages. As of late I____™ve been making my way back to painting and drawing. In the last seven years I have been very excited about the creation of my colored pencil drawings. Using the medium of colored pencils to make art is creative, fun and spontaneous. You can pick up a pencil anytime. I love it.