Mindy Sommers was born in Brooklyn, spent her childhood in Long Island, and grew up in Manhattan
. Before becoming an artist, Mindy was an account executive and creative director at an advertising agency. She is not the first of her family to have a career in the arts, her mother was the first artist in the family. Mindy did not always know she was going to be an artist, in fact, she thought she would instead be a writer. Her interest in the arts began when her friend sent her a copy of Photoshop. " I became addicted." Mindy said when she was describing how Photoshop changed her life. Mindy now lives in Vermont
where she continues to live her passion in creating art.