Nel Dorn Byrd is a watercolor painter and has exhibited her work in national and international shows throughout the US. She studied art at Midland Institute of Fine Arts, Richland College, and the University of Texas at Dallas. She has studied at home and abroad with many watercolor instructors, traveling and painting in twelve different countries. Nel’s work has been included in several publications and books, and in 2003 an article on her interior paintings was published in the summer issue of Watercolor. She paints in a loose, impressionistic style and paints a variety of subjects. She co-operated a successful art gallery and frame shop for twenty one years.