Wendy Mitchell is a professed lover of flowers and botanicals. Creating one of a kind modern botanical using the Cyanotype process has helped her dive into a deeper love for plants and how she can capture their essence. It’s also been a way to draw closer to the Creator. The Cyanotype method is an historic photographic process discovered in 1842 by John Herschel, resulting in simple white silhouettes on a blue (cyan) background. It all started in 2019, after 30+ years of creating art, Wendy taught herself the Cyanotype process and was hooked. She began pushing the boundaries of making cyanotypes to develop her own method. Wendy starts by painting two photography chemicals onto cold pressed watercolor paper. She often uses soapy lemon water and other solutions to create a range of textures and colors. In most cases, to uncover more depth and interest, she over-exposes the cyanotypes in the sun, which draws out deep hues of green and gold. She loves the excitement of creating abstract pieces and the unpredictable results of the process. Born in Atlanta, GA and raised in Florida, Wendy first studied art in high school. She started seriously painting in 2009, working in acrylics, oils, and watercolors, developing a modern impressionist style. She earned her degree in Printmaking and Textile Design from Kennesaw State University in May 2022. After graduating, she moved to Salida, CO, to be with her fiancé. Connecting with the local art community has been a joy and privilege.