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Born and raised in England, Mikki grew up around the art of local greats David Hockney, Henry Moore & Barbara Hepworth. However, when it came to drawing and painting Mikki's influences were not the modernists but the classical masters, Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Caravaggio and sought out a classical art training at a local college. Mikki didn't reserve all her artistic abilities for painting and drawing, she has taken her artistic eye to many crafts. Northern England, where Mikki grew up, had a heavy fiber industry which stimulated her into the crafts of knitting, crochet, spinning and weaving. It was during the time she had a knitwear business in England that Mikki developed a love of beads and travelled regularly to London's Covent Garden to shop for gems to embellish her knitwear. Today, Mikki lives in Fresno, CA, and spends her time designing and writing tutorials, her designs have appeared in Beadwork magazine and she is a former Beadstar winning first place in the glass category.