Wendy Blickenstaff was born in Cambridge, New York, grew up in Twin Falls, Idaho, and lived in California for twenty years. In 1994 She acquired a bachelor's degree in studio art from California State University Fullerton. In California, Wendy was a display artist, an instructor at the Academy of Art College in San Fransisco, a muralist, and commissioned painter. She spent six months abroad in chile painting in 1996. In 2005 she moved to Boise, Idaho, with her husband and two daughters. Wendy was a practicing studio landscape painter, adjunct art teacher, and stage display designer at the Cathedral of the Rockies until 2014 when she began to seriously work on her second degree at Boise State University. In 2017 she had an artist in residency at Scuola Internazionale di Grafica in Venice, Italy. Upon her return, she finished up her bachelor's of fine art in printmaking from Boise State University.
Wendy is presently a full-time practicing studio artist in Boise Id. Her print work is produced in a printmaking studio that was set up in the fall of 2019, located within the North end of Boise. This year an additional studio space called “The Lab.” has been relegated to experimenting with making small hand-built clay sculptures, larger cement castings, and fiberglass figures.