Mickie Fowler was born and raised in Wyoming. Mickie left the area at age
17 and moved to Montana where she worked for an insurance company. She moved to
Washington State in 1949 working for Blue Cross/Blue Shield until 1953 when she
went to work for Boeing Aircraft.
Mickie did not take up an interest in art until 1983.
Having had just 8 weeks instructions when her art instructor passed away, Mickie
gave up the art work.
She moved to Nevada in 1986. In 1987 she became
acquainted with some ladies from the Gardnerville Senior Center that were in an
art class and Mickie joined them and has been dabbling at painting since then.
Her medium is oils and she paints a variety of subjects. At the present time she
attends an art class at the WNCC in Gardnerville with Tina Tyrrell as her
instructor. Mickie does not take her art work seriously, using it more or less
as a hobby. She does not consider herself an artist but rather as just a
painter. Mickie also does hand crafted silver jewelry. Some of her paintings and
jewelry can be seen at the East Fork Gallery in Gardnerville.
Mickie lives in the Topaz Ranch Estates. She is a
member of the Carson Valley Art Assoc. And the East Fork Gallery.
Being an avid rock hound and interested in gold panning
and other out door activities, Mickie also belongs to the Reno Gem and Mineral
Society, Gold Prospectors of America and the Silver State Metal Detecting Club
of Reno. As an added hobby Mickie also collects advertising and novelty ball
point pens and is just short of having 9,000 in her collection.