Marti Bein has been painting since she could hold a brush and has taught the medium to artists from preschool to the post-graduate level for over 25 years. She is a Native Nevadan who is continuously inspired by the surroundings of rural Nevada and by its people. Although well-traveled and with a strong background in art history, she always finds her way back to the high desert. She received her Bachelors of Art degree from the University of Nevada, Reno and her Masters of Liberal Studies from the University of Oklahoma, Norman.  Her work can be seen in galleries throughout Nevada and the west but when she is not out hiking or watching baseball, she is most comfortable in the studio setting, teaching painting and making art.