Honey Lynn (Larson) Self was born in 1971 and has been a Nebraska girl all of her life . As a young girl at the age of 8, she found she had an interest in painting and used to practice on paper plates. She took a few art classes as a youngster and watched a lot of Bob Ross videos, but is mainly a self-taught artist. At the age of 11, she earned a grand champion purple ribbon at the Cass County Fair with one of her painted saws, but wasn’t able to take it to state because she had to be 12 years old to do so. After high school, life happened and she didn’t pick up a paint brush for about 20 years. However, when she did, she realized painting was her passion and enjoys sharing her artwork with everyone.
Honey’s mediums include primarily liquid acrylics but also enjoys using oils when she has the extra drying time. She has had her pieces displayed at the former Sandstone Gallery in Louisville, Ne, was one of the featured artists at the Schoolhouse Art Gallery in Brownville, Ne and has also had exhibits at the Wildwood Historic Period House in Nebraska City, Ne. She held painting classes for middle schoolers for an after school club for 2 years. She enjoyed spending time with the kids and hopes she helped them realize the importance of art in our world and maybe encouraged a few to continue with their new found talents. Honey’s Studio was recently voted Best of the Best in Otoe County for 2018. She enjoys doing landscapes and animal portraits.
Honey currently resides in Nebraska City, Ne with her husband Steve, son Skyler, and daughter Alivia. In addition to being a wife and mother, she conducts painting classes teaching a variety of different techniques for all ages. Honey hopes her pieces will be enjoyed by everyone and that the vibrant colors in her work will leave all who see them feeling the joy, happiness and contentment she does while painting them.