CHICA BRUNSVOLD, the daughter of an imaginative yankee linguistics professor and a southern steel magnolia, was raised in the academic atmosphere of Ann Arbor, Michigan. After two years of the U of M’s Lit School she opted for its Art School. Her life became forever infused with an artistic outlook. After earning an MA in Art, she moved to VA and became an Illustrator General for the CIA and then the Industrial College of the Armed Forces. She soon married a supportive and level headed engineer/law student who became partner in what is now the largest patent law firm in the country. After five years, she sensibly resigned from Government work, to concentrate on their daughter and painting. When their daughter left for college she immersed herself in her artwork. She is now the doting grandmother of two and an award winning artist.
Accepted in nearly 200 national watermedia shows since 1995, she’s won dozens of awards including the prestigious Harrison Cady Award from the American Watercolor Society and the highest award given out by the Mississippi Watercolor Society ~the Arts in Mississippi Award. She has earned signature memberships in the American Watercolor Society, the National Watercolor Society and the watercolor societies of AL, Baltimore, GA, KY, MS. MO, MT, OK, PA, Northwest, Taos & VA.