About the Artist
Budapest (Hungary) is where I was born. Szentendre
is where I grew up and went to the formative high school.
Then I had to escape during the Revolution in 1956.
New York is where I did my university studies in literature,
and was honored to be "Miss Hungary" at the
Fifth International Debutantes Ball. Later, I worked
as a research scientist for several years.
The fantastic vista of Brazil's Rio de Janeiro opened
Nigeria, West Africa, is where I followed my husband
on a Fulbright assignment and where I spent three fantastic
Back in the USA, we moved from New York to Peacham, Vermont,
where I mastered ceramics and hand painted pottery. This
became the favorite birthday and anniversary present to
Sarasota is the latest station in the line of roads
through the forest of art which surrounded me on the
It was Szentendre "The Artist colony" where the paving
of my love of art started, although the urge of creativity
was still In vitro, but I always felt at home in its atmosphere.
Living in West Africa among very talented Yoruba artists
I studied and inhaled the gift and variety of colors and
artistic compositions. I subconsciously stored it all
in my mind.
This is where it germinated and gave me the inspiration
to try to do it myself. Not knowing why, I collected
beautiful beads. trading beads brought by traders. I
befriended them and I was able to make selections before
they took them to the big markets in Lagos and in Ibadan.
I selected and ended up with the best of the best, still
not knowing what I would (If ever) do with them. Experimenting
with my necklace designs I received favorable notices
in the papers which led to the NBC evening news.
I guess this is how everything started in designing and
creating unique jewelry.
Often I have the feeling of creating poetry (my literature
major) whenever I am fashioning a new piece which is one
of a kind.
Living now in Florida in the middle of a large nature
preserve...I am inspired by the surrounding beauty helping
me in my creations.