Arizona is Flavia's native state. She grew up loving all thing western. Her landscapes, with their fleeting light, changing seasons and infinite variety of form exemplify the beautiful Southwestern states. Her still life usually includes relics and possessions handed down from her family. They are precious reminders of changing times and people in our past. Eckholm has a Bachelor of Fine Art from the University of Houston. She has studied with many prominent artists like Howard Terpning, James Boren and Harvey Johnson. She studied at the American Academy of Fine Art in Chicago with Richard Schmid. Then later she studied with Jim Reynolds for five intense years.