Caryn Kepford received her BFA from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She continued her education with sixteen years of homeschooling her four children; seven years of teaching Art/Art History and three years as Academic Dean at the Maine Classical Christian School in Freeport, Maine; and five years of teaching Studio Art/Art History to small groups of homeschoolers. In 2014, she fulfilled a lifelong dream by completing her MFA in Fine Arts through the Academy of Art University in SanFrancisco, CA. Currently, she is an Art instructor at the Des Moines Art Center in Des Moines, Iowa. Caryn enjoys spending time in her studio and painting in the great outdoors. She loves visiting art museums and traveling to the far reaches of the earth to see the great treasures made by people throughout history. Sheʼs ridden camels around the pyramids of Giza, climbed the steep steps at Angkor Wat in Cambodia, and explored first hand numerous churches, palaces and ruins throughout Europe. Caryn lives with her dear husband, Ron. Together, they are learning to be grandparents of six precious grandchildren and enjoy cultivating the gardens that surround their home in Winterset, Iowa.