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Wende Waggoner Berryhill has been drawing and painting since childhood. She earned a Bachelor's Degree in Fine Art from Stephen F. Austin State University in Texas. She married her husband, Steve, right out of college, and they began their married life in the Air Force.

With an art degree and portfolio in hand, she had great ambition for a career in commercial art. Their first assignment to Wurtsmith AFB in Michigan did not provide many opportunities for this career path!  Wende began painting watercolor scenes of the local area and exhibited her work in local art galleries. Aviation art became one of her major interests as she settled into her life in the military community.

 Beginning with one Air Force squadron at their first assignment, she went on to create hundreds of unique creations that depict the work of different groups and organizations all over the world.
 

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Wende Berryhill's unique style of illustration captures detail and accuracy through the technique of "pointillism."  This detailed method incorporates thousands of dots into a descriptive rendering with a subtle variation of light and dark tones. This style worked very well in her portrayal of various aircraft. Wende works directly with squadron groups and wings to create one-of-a-kind drawings that represent the work and mission of each organization.  She also offers complete matting and framing options for each client.  Special cuts to accomodate patches, scarves, coins, wings and badges makes each print  a treasured momento to capture the time served in each particular unit.  She has always enjoyed working with the military community because of their professionalism, great pride in their work and career, and their devotion to family. 

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Wende and her husband, Steve, have been stationed at Wurtsmith AFB, MI, Castle AFB, CA, Altus AFB, OK and have permanently settled in Birmingham, AL with the Air National Guard where Steve continues his career in the military.

Wende works full-time in the art studio and stays busy keeping up with the lives of her four daughters and one son.  She loves to paint original watercolors of landscapes and flowers, create stained glass windows, and attempt just about any DIY home project.  She is an avid CrossFitter, a black belt in TaeKwonDo, and a wanna-be runner.

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Berryhill Art Studio also features an additional collection of artwork that depict Military Life.  It is entitled The Collection of Bases:  Highlights and Landmarks from Bases Around the World.This is a perfect way to commemorate each base.  The drawings are small, 8x10, and they complement each other, so making a personal set of your own AIr Force career is easy. 

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