As a child I heard stories of Paris from my grandmother who came from Luxembourg as a war bride during WWI. In my 30’s I began learning French and visiting France as often as possible. In 1998 I had a life-changing experience. I was enticed by a friend to attend a painting course in south of France. I’d painted very little; my occupation as a fashion illustrator had me working strictly in black & white. At the workshop I was immersed in brilliant color and the luscious texture of paint.
For the past 16 years I’ve worked as a full time painter, continuing to be enchanted by the shapes and forms of the streets and buildings of Paris. As my work evolves, I find myself pushing the boundaries between abstraction and representation, concentrating on powerful composition and a more fluid, expressionistic style.