As a young child in Wyoming, Sunny spent countless hours in her room creating unicorn and rainbow calendars, and writing and illustrating books. She built and painted tables and chairs using materials from her dad's scrap wood pile. She took art classes in school, and was most influenced by Chris Amend, her high school art teacher and mentor. She joined an artists' cooperative in Fort Collins, Colorado called LOFI, Lover's of Fresh Ideas. Here she volunteered in the jails teaching art classes to inmates. She loved the creative, vibrant community that was emerging in Old Town at their small gallery. She participated in several paint-a-thon fundraisers and helped organize a few community art exhibitions. As the adviser for the Student Peace Alliance in Idaho, she organized another paint-a-thon and a silent auction, called "Picture Peace." Never really fully embracing life as an artist, she has painted minimally throughout the years. Her love of painting recently emerged as a powerful voice calling her to go deeper and create more.
Color, light, emotion, form.
The coming together of so many creative people.
I love being spontaneous and creative. I enjoy the outdoors, animals, travel, dance, music and community.