I was born and raised in Germany. At age seven I won an award for a drawing of a tree. That was the extent of my involvement in the arts until I met my husband Marty Cramer, a painter from Arkansas, who was vastly more talented than I. We were married for 30 years, travelled in 35 countries and lived and worked in Germany, Spain, Mexico and Nigeria and the US. I came to New Orleans the first time in 1968 for a visit and we lived here for a year in 1980.
I always wanted to come back, and after my husband’s death I had an offer to manage an African art gallery here. In 1999 I became a New Orleanian. I’ve been working as an art consultant in the French Quarter ever since and joined Becky and Scott at BEE Galleries early in 2012. They are the best people I’ve ever worked with! Of course I love all our artists and their work.
I’m particularly fond of Martin LaBorde’s Bodo and his little brown dog Sugar, since I have a little brown dog named Pia. We share a house with a longtime friend and her dog Willi, as well as Peaches, Rosy and Smoky the cats, all rescues, just like our gallery menagerie.
I have a BA in English Studies, my German is still perfect and I can stumble along in Spanish and French;
I look forward to talking with you.