Born and raised in the Black Hills of South Dakota, I was introduced to folk art painting at a young age. After highschool, I spent a few years at art school in Denver, Colorado, before returning home to attend Black Hills State University.

I graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from BHSU. I am now working on honing my skills and exploring new techniques and ideas. I enjoy spending time with my husband Doug and dogs Sorscha and Luna.
My most recent works are primarily watercolor and acrylic paintings, and my own style of mixed media works focusing on the use of color pencils, carving, and burning on wood.




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Sam Michele Uttecht Heltibridle