Biography

Born on July 14, 1970 (Bastille Day) in the state of Minnesota, USA, my destiny for Fance already seemed to have been chosen.
In grade school, I loved to write poetry, stories and create « inventions » such as the mega-pizza-maker or the bring-to-life Frankenstein machine. In middle and high school, the educational curriculum convinced me that there were more important things in life, so I stopped drawing and inventing.
In middle and high school, the educational curriculum convinced me that there were more important things in life than drawing and story inventing, so I stopped.
When I headed down to Texas for college at the age of 18, I realized that I was free to develop my skills in the art field. Deciding to major in Art History and minor in French, I also enrolled in drawing, sculpture and painting classes.
After 7 years of studying in the USA and in France, ( Art History diploma in hand, a year of pure torture at the Sorbonne and an art portfolio prepared in Paris) , I was accepted at L’Ecole des Arts Decoratifs in Strasbourg, specializing in illustration. It was there that I unexpectedly discovered photography.  My passion for the two disciplines has led me to mixing the two techniques, going from images 100% drawn to 100% photographed, depending on the project.
My personal goal involves merging photography and drawing in order to create narrative images that will enable readers to see the world differently through a camera lens.
After receiving my diploma from Strasbourg in 2000, direction Nice with moving truck, cat, husband, and plans to enlarge our family as well as begin an illustrating career towards the unknown.