Meet Your Creative Crew at Blackbird Trace!

Let’s get the introductions started! And these brilliant creatives are available for the perfect private event for you!

Mary Ann Busam

Mary Ann Busam’s talent stretches from oils to watercolors to acrylics. With each of these mediums she shares the beauty and joy of the American landscape.

Mary Ann was tutored by Master Artist John Gould of the Bethlem Art Gallery for several years in the Hudson Valley of upstate New York. Her art is in private collections across the United States. 

Mary Ann is best known for her tribute to service members in all branches of the military with “Freedom”.  “Freedom” symbolizes and embodies the greatness of the United States of America. A limited edition lithograph created in 1994 has sold copies throughout the United States. Mary Ann is also honored to have a numbered lithograph as part of the West Point Museum collection, United States Military Academy, NY. 

Blackbird Trace is blessed to have Mary Ann teaching workshoppes and private classes in acrylics.

Kim Brecklein

Kim Brecklein is one of the incredibly talented artists at Blackbird Trace. Kim is a renowned artist working in oils.
Kim’s art has been exhibited in Nashville, Little Rock, Oklahoma City, Fort Smith, Eureka Springs, in national online shows, and locally.
BUT. The thing you need to know about Kim is her heart. Kim teaches from a place joy and humility. Her greatest desire when teaching is that you see and fall in love with YOUR ability to paint.
Blackbird Trace is honored to have Kim as the instructor oil painting workshoppes.

Heather Atwell

Lauri Jones