Koni Frazer, Edgewood Member Since August 2009 Artist Statement I grew up in the Pacific Northwest, a very inspiring part of the world for an artist to live. My parents always encouraged my creative side and I've been drawing and painting ever since I was a child. A self taught artist, I am inspired by the simple things in life. My main focus is flowers and I might have a few other surprises now and then! My paintings are bright and fun, bringing a bit of happiness to share with each work. My portfolio includes commissioned works for some businesses in the Seattle area, paintings of their business storefronts. Also, I have shown paintings in juried art exhibitions in the area where I live.