As a member of Northwoods Arts Council since 2001, Myra has been an active artist in the community of Hackensack, doing the children’s art booth at the Annual Art & Book Festival.
She attended the Minneapolis College of Art & Design in Minneapolis, along with workshops and classes with various artists in the area.
Married, with five children, she worked with her husband in his business while raising the family and pursuing art “on the side.
She began teaching oil painting classes in the northern suburbs where she later opened her own Studio/Art Storein Spring Lake Park for nine years where she also taught oils, calligraphy, portrait painting, drawing, and pen & ink. Along withteaching classes in the suburbs of Moundsview, St. Louis Park, Anoka, and Coon Rapids.
After moving to Hackensack, she opened an Art Gallery in Hackensack with two partners called the Working Artist Gallery in the Book Nook Store. The Working Artist Gallery featured the work of local artists, each partner taught classes in various mediums, children’s art, and also featured workshops with a bigger name artist brought in.
Myra has been active in the annual Arts Off 84 Art Crawl. Pine River Art club, Casino Art Show, The Working Artist Gallery and currentlyshowingat the Artisan’s Mall in Walker. She works primarily in acrylics, and mixed media, also painting purses and doing wire wrap jewelry.