This year's picture, "First Snow,"|
was painted by Galina Herndon.
Galina was born and raised in the Ural Mountains of Russia. She studied Meteorology in Odessa, Ukraine; Human History in Zaporozhe,
Ukraine; History and Culture of Art in Moscow. For 14 years she worked with archaeology expeditions across the former Soviet Union,
digging at the sites and then producing technical illustrations for the published results. She began self-taught oil painting in 1999.
Galina is based in Roswell, Georgia.
Picture is used with permission of the artist.