Born in 1970 in Cleveland, Ohio to a black father and white mother, and eventually diagnosed with Ehlers-Danlos, artist Wendy Means paints images with multi-layered meanings. Please enter your artist bio Although receiving scholarships to the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) and Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), she was unable to pursue her degree. She would then be diagnosed with a permanent disability at 30. After surgery and a 25 year hiatus from art, she would return to acrylics as an emerging outsider artist over the last 4 years. The genre of neo surrealism (which she calls “metarealism”) allows Wendy to paint in between the spaces of realities, and within unseen elements that convey greater messages mere words and numbers cannot. Currently residing in Jacksonville, Florida, Wendy continues to vastly improve her technique of bringing invisible realities to canvas.