Avery Wert is 20 years old, born in Alabama and raised in Tennessee and has always been very artistic. Her love of animals has been a large inspiration for her drawings and paintings over the years. When asked what inspires her, Avery says everything and nothing. She is inspired by others and their work, but also just paints, draws, etc to "stay sane." She believes art is a good way to communicate with people and help in therapeutic ways. She is hoping to get her psychology degree so she can go on the teach art therapy. She is currently teaching art classes at her local art center and enjoys seeing what people can do, no matter the style.