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The Artist and the Road Less Traveled – Mary Martin

Mary Martin’s journey as an artist and gallery owner took an unlikely, unconventional path.  She was creative as a child and had talented, supportive, artistic parents who encouraged her creativity.  She also was inspired by a beloved, grade-school art teacher, who regularly took her students’ projects home for her artist-husband to see and comment on…

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Interview with Marian Brickner, Animal Photographer Extraordinaire

Marian Brickner is an internationally acclaimed animal photographer who calls Saint Louis her home.  She has authored 40+ books featuring her exceptional photography, and her work has graced the covers of numerous publications, including National Geographic Kids, Ranger Rick Junior, and the cover of world renown primatologist Frans de Waal’s seminal book, The Bonobo and…

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APP: Audible

Resources We Love If you spend a lot of time on the road like we do and never get around to reading all the great books you’ve purchased, why not use your “drive time” to listen to the latest New York Times best seller or enjoy your favorite author?  That was our thinking when we decided…

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On Becoming an Artist

I was absolutely immobilized when my friends suggested that I support myself by selling my artwork after the death of my husband.  I had earned an associate degree 30 years ago and could recall something about Composition 101, the importance of having an identifiable style, and the need to know the right people.  However, that…

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