My family and I will again be participating in the Chalk Art Festival in June located in Salt Lake City's Gateway mall. We have an awesome plan for this year's art square. Watch for more details to come!
I was born in 1980 in Salt Lake City. Art and mermaids have been a lifetime love of mine. I started drawing when I was very young and it came very easily to me. Through junior high and high school I kept drawing, but never took it too seriously I ended up graduating from Westminster College (www.westminstercollege.edu) in 2003 with a B.A. in Art and Education with a minor in Special Education. A year later I returned and received my M.Ed. in December of 2005. When I decided to return to school for my masters degree I began selling my art to help pay for my schooling. I wanted to paint something that was fun and relieved stress, so the mermaids came and have not stopped. I have just been so overwhelmed with the response to my artwork. My art has been spread throughout the world. I enjoy hearing the many stories of what adventures my artistic creations have had. I have my art hanging everywhere from baby nurseries to a bomb shelter in Israel. I love to work in many mediums such as clay, graphite, oil pastels, pastels, glass, and various paints, but I still find watercolor to be my favorite. If I could live anywhere in the world I would have to go for Newport, Oregon. Anyone who has been there will know why. I hope to keep creating forever. I currently live in Salt Lake City, Utah with my husband Bryan and our daughter Erin. It is there I also teach others to find their own creative way in the world of art. Thank you all for helping me fulfill my dreams of being an artist! -Camille Grimshaw