Wendy Orville was born in New York and grew up in New Haven, Connecticut. She received a BA in Fine Arts from Yale University and an MFA in Painting from American University. Recently her monotypes have been exhibited at the Tacoma Art Museum, the Museum of Northwest Art, and the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art. She is represented by Davidson Galleries Seattle, Washington.

Wendy has taught at Pratt Fine Arts, The Henry Art Gallery, University of Indiana and numerous other venues. Currently, she teaches monotype workshops for beginning and experienced artists out of her studio, inkgarden, on Bainbridge Island.