Yvonne Kunz is an artist and educator working in drawing, painting, encaustic, and hand-made books. She is from “nowhere”, although now considers Montana and the Pacific Northwest home after a nomadic childhood. Yvonne joined the Army at the age of 17 after growing up as a “military brat.” Her mother served 25 years in the Navy, facing overt institutional misogyny daily with a straight back and her head held high. Her father was an artist who modeled perseverance on the sometimes lonely artistic journey through dedication to his studio practice. Along with being an artist, Yvonne is an educator who specializes in arts integration and TAB (Teaching for Artistic Behavior). She is married and has two sons. She currently lives in Olympia, WA.