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. She has exhibited her pieces in various venues, which have included the Botanica Gardens, Century II Concert Hall, the Annual Book and Art Fair, the Kansas Masonic Home, Green Acres Market Place, Riordan Clinic, Water Walk, and Artist Central Art Gallery. She was awarded Honor of Merit in acrylics Student/Faculty Exhibition 2013 at the Wichita Center for the Arts. When she is not painting Lindy enjoys yoga, nature, and time spent with her family.