Schreivogl was born and raised in Seattle and received a BFA from Western Washington University (Bellingham) in 1994. She is a prolific painter and writer and is currently completing a book about creativity. Her work is spontaneous and intuitive, with a large dose of whimsy. She seeks to transmit the joy she sees and feels in everyday activities and also paints plein air landscapes. Her last name means “screeching bird,” and, although she is very allergic to birds, they are prominent in her paintings. She has always carried a pen and sketchpad – whether she has studied in France, taught English in Japan, or during her travels by bicycle across the U.S.