Who Am I?

     Pearl grew up on the banks of the Kaweah River in the Sierra Nevada foothills with wilderness all around her. She spent hundreds of carefree, barefoot days traipsing the hills and wading the creeks with her dog Smokey, in close association with the natural world. Currently living in the Clearwater River Valley of Idaho gives her the same immediate opportunity to live with and study the things she loves most about God’s incredible creation. Gardening, swimming, canoeing, and birding top the list of favorite things to do.   

    Pearl lives with her husband, Jay, their two yellow labs, Possum and Willow, and an assortment of wild creatures that mostly come out at night!   

    She has taught art in the public schools, as well as many workshops and individuals over the past 25 years, including the Volcano Art Center in Hawaii, Kamiah Bible Academy and currently the Hardcore Academy, also in Kamiah, Idaho. In March and September of every year she teaches a Watercolor Retreat at the Monastery of St. Gertrude Spirit Center in Cottonwood, Idaho. One can also attend private lessons in her home.

Pearl with Woodsman