CM Garner, Colorado Springs, CO. Member Since December 2008 Artist Statement I have been an artist all my life, a full -time professional artist for more than thirty years. My mother taught me to wood burn when I was very young and I use a baltic birch plywood as my substrate. The images are first draw in with pencil, then burned and stained with watercolor and other water-based media. I have always been enchanted with the human figure and other storybook creatures. My mother being of Irish descent, told me stories of fairies, gnomes and leprechauns. Her influence maybe seen in much of my work. I am also a musician, and many of my figures are playing antique instruments. Most of my women display the strength and beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit.