Marti Bledsoe received her initial art instruction and life long mentoring from her aunt, Rosalie Heacock, a plein aire artist in Southern California, where Marti grew up. After her early introduction to oil painting, at the age of ten, she continued to express her love of creativity while living in Arizona and New York. She went on to study art at Auburn University and University of Texas in El Paso, but not before she experienced the colorful culture and scenery of Turkey, where she lived for 3 years. She is currently involved in creating one of a kind prints, or monoprints, using a printmaking process called Reductive Ink. She learned this technique studying with D. Micheal Coffee, at the Shy Rabbit Contemporary Art Gallery in Pagosa Springs, CO.