When Faye graduated high school she headed for The School of the Ozarks in 1963. She majored in art education, but when asked who she considers her mentor it’s not an art teacher she mentions. Faye’s mentor was Dr. Alice Nightingale, the legendary botanist who worked in the pineapple industry in Hawaii and later came to Point Lookout to teach and write about the compositae (daisy) family of flowers. Faye has taught art in Springdale, AR and Gainesville, MO before settling in Branson and starting the art program in Hollister, MO.
Faye’s gardens inspire her art and in turn her art inspires her gardens. “I just love dealing with texture and form,” Faye says.