Describe what you love about what you do: What’s not to love? I spend time in nature and make art all day.
Why in New Orleans? It's a creative place full of creative people doing creative things creatively.
Describe your personal style in three words: Paint bespeckled neo-bohemian
What advice would you give your twenty-year-old self? Relax!
What would people be surprised to know about you? I travel all over the world but I’m terrified of flying (*there is a good story behind it - ask me when you see me!)
Favorite bar: Bon Temps (Magazine Street)
Favorite walk: Walking the dog on the levee
Favorite snowball stand: Plum Street Snowballs
Favorite place to listen to music: Tipitina’s
Favorite meal and where to get it: Fried Shrimp po-boy with roast beef gravy and Swiss cheese from Domilise’s
What book are you reading now: The Gulag Archipelago by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Song that defines your coming of age: "Fire on the Mountain"
Favorite destination: A tent pitched on the banks of the Ngare Ndare River in East Africa
Favorite hotel: Amstel Hotel in Amsterdam
Favorite flower: Stargazer Lily
Favorite movie of all time: Apocalypse Now
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