M.C. Drake is a native of the Mississippi Gulf Coast. She graduated from Biloxi High School, holds a B.F.A. in art from Auburn University and an M.F.A. in theatrical costume design from the University of Southern Mississippi. She was professor of theatrical costume design at California State University, Fresno, CA, for more than 20 years where she designed theatrical and dance costumes for over 100 productions and taught design, theatrical make up and costume history and construction. She retired to Biloxi in 2004 and now concentrates on painting. She takes her inspiration from nature. Maggie, her black lab mix, is her muse.
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