Mercedes Rucka was born in Madrid, Spain to a Spanish father and an American mother. She lived most of her childhood and teenage years in Madrid and also lived in California, South Africa and Alaska before settling in Vancouver, WA.
She developed a love for art early in life and grew up with wonderful opportunities to experience art from different cultures around the world.
Mercedes has no formal training in art, but is moved by it and enjoys being creative. She is a longtime Art Discovery volunteer in the Evergreen School District at Riverview Elementary School where she teaches monthly art lessons to students in Kindergarten through 5th grade.
She is married and has three teenage boys.
Mercedes can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org