Born in a small fishing town in New Brunswick, Canada, Wendy Abony Polland
grew up creating. She began her career as an artist crayon-sketching the wonders of the naturally beautiful scenes around her. In the process, she discovered her passion—indeed, her gift—for expressing emotions through art. Completely self-taught, Wendy's instructor has always been her own curiosity.
Today, her art lives in the homes of celebrities, billionaires, and discerning collectors throughout the world.
In addition to her reputation as a celebrated artist, Wendy
has also received notoriety as an international fashion and print model for the acclaimed Ford Agency in New York. You've seen her on the covers of magazines, as well as in television commercials and on product packaging for some of your favorite household brands. Wendy's
latest and proudest pursuit is as an entrepreneur, and owner of The Art of Pecan
, the world's leading producer of pecan oil. The Art of Pecan
began when Wendy
moved to Texas some years ago and instantly fell in love with the beautiful native pecan trees growing across her property. "I merely admired them, at first, not knowing anything about the extraordinarily healthy food they produced."
After conversations with a family cardiologist, and more research on her own, she realized: pecans are among the healthiest natural foods in the world, yet everyone's just putting them on pies. She also learned that pecans are about 70% comprised of oil. If pecans are a superfood, she concluded, then pecan oil is their lifeblood.
So she bought a press and went to work, and today produces award-winning pecan oil pressed from native Texas pecans. The Art of Pecan
now operates out of the world's first pecan oil mill, located in Dripping Springs, Texas, and produces pecan oil for culinary, cosmetic, and other specialty health and wellness industries.