Born in 1960 . Genealogy: large rear fresco painter father in sanctuaries in the mountains of Piedmont in Italy and a cartoonist poster. I've always written and drawn. After a long career in mental health care, I began to regain my passion for colour, movement, poetry and words. I started learning more at an internship with Keith Adams calligrapher illuminator in 1994 and then went on a 3-year training course in Tours where I obtained a certificate in 2000. I met René de la Bardonnie the illuminator author of Genesis and a Dominican nun. I opened a shop in 2005 after several exhibitions, events, and I also do workshops and courses as well as work to order.