September is Hispanic Heritage Month which has had a major influence on my artwork - as evidenced in some of my newest pictures - the cross above is entitled "Cruzar Amarillo". Below is a short biography requested by the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center as part of my submission for selling prints in their shop.
Biography: Wendy Christine Basham is a pattern designer and artist from Pueblo West, CO. As owner of The Raspberry Lane Crafts Company at www.raspberrylanecrafts.com, she stays busy designing and marketing her original quilt and cross-stitch patterns. As artist for The Art of Wendy Christine, she draws South West original and print art of colored pencil on paper with black marker accents. Inspiration for her art was childhood summers in San Antonio, Texas, loving the River Walk and El Mercado. Wendy hosts, researches and records The Ocean to Ozone Show, a bi-monthly environmental news podcast site at www.ocean-to-ozone.org. Growing up in Colorado Springs with avid camper parents, she enjoys the beautiful mountains and lakes but loves civilization - especially theatrical plays. Wendy was educated at Coronado High School and CSU-Ft Collins earning her bachelor's degree in Environmental Health with a minor in Microbiology. Divorced with a teenage son, a Samoyed dog named Bailey, a parrot named Bogart (who can be heard screeching on some of her recorded Ocean to Ozone Shows), and pond fish, Wendy enjoys her stucco home near Lake Pueblo.