photo: Anna Palma

I was born in Southern  Germany.  When I turned ten my family moved to Holland and I learned Dutch.  I became an avid horseback rider and taught others.  Upon completing high school I back-packed for eight months in Central America with a camera,  a life changing experience.  I modeled in Tokyo and in Los Angeles.  I earned a degree in architectural design and worked for some of the top design firms in Amsterdam where I planned the supermarkets of the future.

I lived in New York and worked as the art director for a

global restaurant group. 

And most importantly,  I never stopped painting and

dreaming…. I now live in Pacific Palisades with my

wonderful husband and our two amazing


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