Raised in Africa, my mother was a painter I learned from her. Then as an adult I lived in Brazil for 25 years and that is where I began taking classes and learning techniques. I have only been back in the States less than 2 years so my CV really doesn’t have anything yet. I have had my work presented and bought at the auction for the Arms of Hope Network. Also at the Christian Works Auction. I have displayed and sold my paintings at craft fairs and church functions here and in Brasil. Here in the States, I am just getting my feet on the ground still setting up websites and classes. My paintings are very colorful, heavily influenced by Brasil, and since there is so much attention about to be focused there with the World Cup and the next Olympics, I have seen much more interest in my type of artwork.