Vance M Perry was born in 1951, and showed an interest in art from an early age.
Vance was greatly inspired by an eccentric uncle who shared his love for art projects including drawing, painting. Together, he and Vance spent time looking and appreciating what they saw in the world around them.
As a young man, Vance took art classes at Idaho State University in the early 70's. Hen then moved to Portland, Oregon, where he spent several semesters and a summer taking art classes at Mt Hood Community College.
Vance's painting instructor at Mt Hood Community College was Jay Backstrand, a well-known local, regional and national painter. Vance was motivated by Jay to apply to the Museum Art School located, at the time, in the Portland Art Museum in Downtown...