Lindy Wiese is a native Kansan and a former school psychologist for the Wichita Public Schools for 17 years. Although her passion for art began in childhood, she actively pursued painting over 10 years ago. She has taken many courses from the Wichita Center for the Arts, City Arts, and Artist Central in charcoal, abstract painting, acrylics, watercolor, and plein air. She draws her inspiration from the famous impressionist Claude Monet, and more recent contemporary artists such as Gehard Richter, Sally Cummings Shisler, James C. Leonard, and the late Lousia McElwain, with her style self-described as contemporary impressionism. She prefers to work with acrylics and a pallet knife, with the use of thick application to add depth and contrast to her paintings. She loves to work with vibrant colors and plays with various color combinations to invoke brightness and enthusiasm.