"Like any artist, Bryana was a product of her surroundings. From giving her a first lesson of drawing the human form to providing her with creative solutions to art projects for school, her mother and father directed her towards her life today as an artist. Her parents sent her to the Marin Waldorf School, a highly regarded school centered on the arts, where she developed the techniques and skills that would later propel her in upcoming college years. Prior to graduating high school, she endured the loss of her father at the age of 17. Through this personal tragedy, she understood becoming a working artist was who she wanted to be, while honoring her father’s legacy."