Miriam Crotwell was born in Mississippi, but grew up near the sugarcane fields and bayous of Louisiana, majoring in art at SoutheasternLouisianaUniversity. Miriam married and relocated back to her roots in Mississippi. Miriam creates artwork that reflects her love of people, animals, and the world around her. She has used many mediums but her main focus is in oil and watercolor. "I am privileged to be an artist...There is so much beauty all around us. Artists see, while others just look. It is an artist's job to help others see that beauty."