Bambi Papais was born in Utah, lived a couple of years in Montana then back to Utah, then on to California in her early twenties. Falling in love with northern California, home is now in the historical Gold Rush community of Murphys.

Basically a self-taught artist with a handful of workshops over the years, Bambiís style of watercolor painting can be recognized by her fine sense of detail mixed with her funny-side-of-life humor. She has been sketching as far back as she can remember and always thinking that coloring books were a very important key to childhood.

"When people can get a good feeling from looking at my work, when the painting can touch their heart or make them laugh out loud, I feel that Iíve contributed to life in some helpful way."

After raising four kids (who are now grown and having kids of their own), Bambi shares her life with husband Duane, her bearded collie, "Duster" and two kitties "Cowboy & Indian".

Bambiís original paintings are in private collections across the country and her prints appear in many galleries nationwide. Her artwork is currently licensed by Montage Licensing as well as publishing her own line of note cards.

Bambiís work can be found at the Fine Eye Gallery in Sutter Creek, California, The Art on Main Gallery in Murphys, California, and in the summer months at the Pinecrest Gallery in Pinecrest, California.

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