I am a New York City-based artist and painter, who leads the art program in the Primary School of the Lycée Français de New York.
As a teacher, I have dedicated my career to inspiring in students the confidence to create, a passion for history and art history and the tools to tell stories of their own lives and the world around them through art of many different media.
As an artist, I am known for my commissions and large projects. My interest lies primarily in connecting with our common past and in sharing my vision of our collective history through storytelling. To that end, I have spent over two decades chronicling women's achievements in pictorial form from the eighteenth century onward, with the aim of bringing greater awareness of their contributions worldwide.
At the elementary level, individual or collective artistic activities develop a sense of aesthetics. They encourage self-expression, thoughtful creativity, mastering concrete approach and the acquisition of work habits and techniques. As part of art history, they are enlightened by a sensitive and reasoned approach with works of art considered within a chronological framework.
The primary and elementary school proposes a first approach to arts. Drawing and creating art objects on one hand, singing and listening on the other hand, increase the child’s sensory possibilities. Artistic activities and cultural cross-references linked to art history develop students’ artistic sensitivity and the ability to express themselves.
2018 | Leadership Grant, Lycée Français de New York
2007 | The Marilyn and Bob Laurie Foundation, New York, NY (Grant)
2006 | UN Division for the Advancement of Women, UN Headquarters, NY (Grant)
2006 | The Marilyn and Bob Laurie Foundation, New York, NY (Grant)
2006 | Jean-Jacques Rachou / La Côte Basque, New York, NY (Grant)
2006 | Cabinet Gannat-Beziat (Grant)
2005 | Michel Roux, Teaneck, NJ (Grant)
2004 | The Puffin Foundation, Teaneck, NJ (Grant)
2003 | CIC (Credit Industriel et Commercial), New York, NY (Grant)
2000 | Pen & Brush, Inc., New York, NY (Giralda Leighton Memorial Award)
2000 | Pen & Brush, Inc., New York, NY (Forbes Inc, Award)
1992 | The Art Students League of New York, NY (Merit Scholarship Award)
1998 | School of Visual Arts, NY – Drawing
1994 | New York University, NY – Art History
1990-95 | Robert Cenedella, Private Studies in Painting
1989-95 Arts Students League of New York, NY – Drawing, Painting
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