I was born and raised in Rwanda, Africa. Being born of parents of two different races gave me a different view of the world.  My mother made the hardest choice a woman could make. She decided to let my paternal grandparents raise me. Their view has affected how I see the world. My grandparents had four children of their own and adopted four more children of different races.  In Africa I learned the difference of the world I was coming from.

I later married and had two children. For sometime I was a stay at home mom because it was important for me to be there for my children whenever they needed me.

After my two girls were in school for a few years, I decided to head back to school also. Art was always part of my life and my family encouraged me for the longest time to study art, but I always resisted it. With the years passing I realized that I wanted to learn more about art and when I went to school, art was my main motivation.

In art I discovered I was never bored. In 2005 I received my BA from Nicholls State University. After considering my option, I decided to open my own studio and focus on my art. As an artist, the human condition always intrigued me. In 1994 civil war ravaged Rwanda, the world watched and nothing was done. I grew up with the belief that after World War II there was never going to be genocide again. I was wrong because It has never stopped. My work as an artist reflects my view of the world and engages the viewer to do something about it.

My work on women can be viewed as feminist, but I have a belief in the archetype feminine where women had different roles than the ones allowed today.

Crime against women appeals to me because it seems that violence against women is rising. My art is a reflection of my belief.

As an artist I see my self as a storyteller because as human being we pass our traditions and heritage that way. As an immigrant, is important for me to pass my traditions down to my children.