Misty Hawkins grew up in San Diego, California. Her work explores personal identity in intimate portraits and nudes. Her models are often friends, if not herself. At an early age she started drawing with an interest in faces, using magazines and books. Later this grew into an awareness of cultural ideas about the body informed by personal research and classes. In college she focused on Life Drawing, painting, and literature courses and received a BA in Painting from San Diego State University. Misty had a desire to continue her formal study in art and experience living on the east coast. She moved to Philadelphia to complete a Master's degree in Painting and Drawing from Tyler School of Art at Temple University in 2003. Next she lived and worked in Brooklyn and New York, mainly inspired to visit the museums and galleries. Misty returned to San Diego in 2005 to teach drawing coursed for the San Diego Community College District. She continues to paint in a private studio and exhibit her work.

Contact: mistyhawkins@gmail.com

Studio:  3727 El Cajon Blvd. #510 San Diego, Ca., 92105                                                                               CV: Misty_Hawkins.doc