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Desirie is a born and bread southerner, growing up in Atlanta, Georgia where she earned degrees in I.T. and Psychology at Georgia State University. After university she spent 4 years as an English teacher in South Korea. She then moved out to Oklahoma to become a public school teacher. She enjoys teaching people in just about any setting and on any subject. Her longest standing passion is in the world of art. She has studied drawing, sculpting and painting for over 20 years. Her biggest influences come from Asian traditional prints, impressionist artists, Alphonse Mucha and Georgia O'Keefe, and any type of animation. Being able to encourage others to express themselves on canvas is always the highlight of her day. When she's not teaching or painting, she enjoys playing with her Doberman mix rescue puppy, cooking completely unhealthy southern food, running obstacle races in the mud, and most importantly spending time with her family and friends.