I was born in Alsace France to a French Father and A German Mother. My life throughout has been influenced by the fact that I have a multi-cultural background and am blessed with an inquisitive and adventures personality.
I moved to the US in 1987 (with very limited language skills) after hitting English language books, I found a job working in nutritional counseling for three years, until I got my foot in the door of the music industry in Atlanta Georgia. I began taking pictures for a local record label and do design work for them as well on a freelance basis. I wrote songs that have been published, some recorded by blue artists like Joey Gilmore.
My desire to become a full time visual artist led me to take classes drawing at the Clayton College and then I was spurred on by my teacher who told me that I had a natural talent and that I should start painting, which I did.
I decided to pour myself in to painting, studying masters, reading, practicing and so on. For income sake I keep my part time graphics design job and do some administrative work as well for a local record label. I also take photos of the artists and do all the airbrushing for CD covers. Sometimes I get paid to be a judge for an art show in the surrounding area.
I call myself an introverted extrovert, because as much as I have fun and can be the live of the party, I prefer to be alone with my animals and lose myself in painting. I can remain in my studio and not go anywhere except my garden, for weeks. Spending decades in the entertainment industry has given me an appreciation for solitude!
I've lived in three countries, have parents from three countries and now live in the US. I am fearless and have a high pain tolerance. I once had a root canal done without Novocain, was shot in the leg and still hobbled around, was in the eye and still fought my assailants (humans species)
Non Violence and a Right to Life for all living creatures. Creativity in all parts of life!
What Gives Me Hope
The evergrowing movement of people waking up to the cruelty inflicted on animals for human consumption, and deciding to go Vegan! Which is important, because before we can live peaceful as humanity we have to stop killing, including killing animals and teach children all about love and compassion for all.
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by
Promote non violence, kindness, compassion through my example of living as a Vegan.
What/who changed my life and why
Learning about the Abuses that Humans inflict on Animals changed my life. I became a Vegan.
Oh, what a wicked thing it is for flesh
To be the tomb of flesh, for the body's craving
To fatten on the body of another,
For one live creature to continue living
Through one live creature's death. ~ Pythagoras