Heidi Panelli, Fridley, MN Member Since August 2006 Artist Statement I grew up in Minnesota and began my art career entering art in our county fair as a grade schooler. I later got my first art job at the age of 16 drawing and airbrushing caricatures at ValleyFair, a local amusement park. I worked for 7 summers at Valleyfair where I also learned to airbrush T-shirts. During this time I also attended the University of Wisconsin-Stout where I earned a bachelor's degree in fine art with a concentration in Graphic Design. After college I began selling my work online and started working in the graphic design and illustration industry. I currently work for an educational supply company where I'm a Sr. Designer/Illustrator creating classroom decorations, incentive, and supplimental learning materials for grade school children. I also run a few web sites selling my art on T-shirts, mugs, prints, pillows & more.