Echo is a native Montanan and has been interested in art for as long as she can remember. She has never taken a class in batik and has learned through trial and error. That method of instruction has yielded many happy accidents as well as a few disasters. Over the years she has learned how to manipulate the wax and dye to create desired effects, however, it is very unpredictable. Echo has an intense interest in history which she incorporates in the description of her historical works.
Her batiks are in collections across the United States and Canada and include a variety of subject matter. Her work has been accepted into numerous fine art auctions and shows including Night of Artists, Briscoe Museum, San Antonio, TX, C.M. Russell Art Auction and Show, Great Falls, Mt., Timeless Legacy: Women Artists of Glacier, Hockaday Museum, Kalispell, MT., Phippen Museum Art Show, Prescott, AZ., Double Visions Show (Ron and Echo Ukrainetz) Hockaday Museum, Kalispell, MT., among others. She is represented by numerous galleries throughout the West.
Her work has been featured in Cowboys and Indians, Western Art and Architecture, Big Sky Journal, Western Art Collector, Southwest Art, as well as others. She has a feature story, Today’s Wild West, on PBS which is nominated for a Heartland Award and will be featured on the Amazon series Art In America.
Her work was used for the cover image of Portfolio Magazine (2020), Montana Miniatures (2020), and Peaks and Plains Magazine.