Kenda Francis, Master Artist, Instructor
Kenda Francis was born and raised in San Diego County, California, where she enjoyed open spaces, wildlife, and pets of many types. Taking responsibility for dogs, cats, rabbits, horses, birds and lambs sparked respect and a connection with nature. That and her inspiring high school art teachers encouraged an already growing interest in art and photography. Studying art and animals has been her passion since those early days. Kenda has a B.A. from San Diego State University in painting, printmaking and photography, as well as an MFA in painting from California State University, Chico. Kenda has also studied Zoology at the California School of the Redwoods in Eureka and earned two teaching credentials from National University.