Gretchen Hertler - Holistic Expressionist
Most importantly and above all else I am a mother of 3 beautiful girls who encourage me to do what I love. I am also a full-time kindergarten teacher of 33 years. I have a Bachelor’s degree from Salve Regina, a Masters from Wesleyan in education and a Masters from The Graduate Institute in Holistic Thinking. It was after my last degree that I was inspired to test the waters of my creativity — allowing myself to be me my true self. I started by writing a book about my life when I was married to my children’s father who had a variety of mental health issues. The book is one of survival and moving forward and is titled, Between the Darkness and the Light. I give book talks and personal consultations to help others in similar predicaments. I then found the world of art. I see the world through a lens of possibility in all that I do but with my art the possibilities seem endless. I am inspired by everything around me and love to express it with my hands.