In my family, going back to my grandparents, I was fascinated by art I saw in their living room, collected from all over the world.
Most of them were what was left in their house after the complete destruction of Le Havre, France, where they lived before the war. The stories I was told about each painting or object fascinated me.
As young children, on Sundays, we visited ancient castles and twelfth century churches in the mountains of the Auvergne region in France. These outings with my family generated fascinating discussions on the artistic beauty of these churches, their backgrounds and our own interpretations. Looking at amazing frescoes, sculptures, and paintings gave me a sense of direct contact and understanding of our brother-artists, their feelings, their motivations, their lifestyles...living centuries before us, but still alive in so many ways.
In Paris, I studied at the Ecole Nationale des Beaux-Arts (National School of Fine Arts)
In Switzerland my work was exhibited in both Zurich and Basel
In New York I worked in a printmaking studio and sold my prints to galleries.
In India I had the privilege of sharing a press with some of the most talented Indian artists: Laxma Goud, DLN Reddy and Devraj.
In Washington D.C. I exhibited my work at the Touchstone Gallery
In Colorado now, I work in creating new art work at the amazing "Art Gym" Denver and in my own art studio. I enjoy printmaking (lithography and etching), painting, drawing (charcoal and pastel), and photography.