Geneviève’s life in art started with training in various crafts such as weaving and ceramics when she attended the Greenfield Village/Henry Ford Museum School.
Her university studies took place in both Michigan, USA and England. After finishing her university degree as a drama major she attended Cranbrook Art Academy in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. At Cranbrook she was awarded a scholarship and studied graphics, drawing and ceramics under the tutelage of Toshiko Takiazu.
Geneviève moved to Midland, Michigan where she joined an artist co-op which was sponsored by Alden Dow, a renowned student of the architect Frank Lloyd Wright, and designed amongst other buildings the Phoenix Art Museum.
The artist co-op was an ideal situation with working areas for ceramics, graphics, jewelry making, sculpting and painting. A number of her ceramics were selected for an exhibition selected by the curators of the Art Association of Midland.
She also taught ceramics to adults at the community center. During this period Mr. Dow gave her his designs for a house which she supervised building and where she lived for several years, before taking up residence in Europe.
In Amsterdam she founded a styling bureau which did the visuals for photo shoots, television spots, films, fashion shows, etc. During this period she renovated a 17th century canal house, which previously had been renovated in l743, a home which incorporated all the original features including a monumental painted ceiling.
In the early 80s Geneviève was the first promoter to bring reggae music and African artists to The Netherlands. Many of these artists became well known such as Gregory Isaacs, Culture, Burning Spear, Baaba Maal, Thomas Mufuomo, Stella Chewesi of Zimbabwe, The Malatini Queens of South Africa and many others.
Some photos she took from these artists were published in Holland’s leading music magazine OOR, others were used on record albums of well known reggae artists such as Mighty Diamonds and Augusto Pablo.
She has a great love for music of a wide variety, from world music, classic to opera.
Geneviève’s life as a “cultural globalist” has been enriched by living in different cultures, in the USA and Holland, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, France and West-Africa.
Her paintings reflect the variety of life experiences and many interests in arts, theater, music, nature and different cultures. Her technique reflects interest in texture, color and layering, in oil on canvas, paper and/or wood. She usually mixes her own paints from natural color minerals, imported from Roussillion, French Provence.