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Hi! I am Windy Kai, Artist / Teacher, owner of Hummingbird Studios..
I graduated with both an Associates and Bachelors degree in Art and Education. I have 19 years of teaching experience and have participated in various Art groups, swaps, trades, publishing endeavors and been featured on CBS 11 and in Artitude Zine. I now hold various workshops at local art facilities including art journaling, collage, soul journals, altered books and mixed media techniques. Not to mention teaching all this during the day to 13 and 14 year olds!!
I was born in Honolulu Hawaii while my father was stationed overseas in the early 70’s. After the war I was raised in a small Texas town where the extent of my art exposure was framed bluebonnets painted by ladies 60 years my elder. While these kinds of works have their place in the hearts of many, I felt no connection to the work nor the artists, neither aesthetically nor generationally. It wasn’t until college when I moved out of the small country town that I was exposed to a plethora of art that finally spoke to me and I knew from the first installation I saw outside the building where my first college class awaited that my life had changed and that art would be a part of it.
I’ve been teaching for 19 years now and over the years have continued my own art. Teenagers can be a great source of inspiration! It was only after my grandmother’s death that Hummingbird Studios was born and I began to pursue my art on a more full time basis. What I had been perfectly content to do part time simply was not enough anymore. It consumed me and for the last 10 years Art, which has influenced my life even from those bluebonnets (it’s just as important to know with what you don’t connect with as what you do) Art no longer influenced my life, it became my life. It’s no longer a choice, no longer part time….I’m 43 years old and now closer to the age of those little ladies who painted those bluebonnets all those years ago….and as the saying goes, Life begins at 40, well…in respect to my artistic life, I can vouch for that!
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