With her ten brothers and sisters born in Mexico, she is the fourth generation of French immigrants. Her childhood was happy, until the death of a brother and a sister. A precocious child, she drew every day. She was only five years old when - with charcoal recovered under the washing machines - standing on a ladder, she drew on the full height of the back facade of her house.
At eighteen she was electrocuted. During this encounter with death she saw herself leaving her body to be in a bright, warm space where she felt extraordinarily well. Victim of a second heart attack during the delivery of her first son, she had the same vision once again. Since these accidents she has been in the grip of a depression, accompanied by the visions of faces. In her village she is considered as crazy. In 1981 when she discovered her husband’s infidelities, she was devastated and became sicker. Her psychiatrist encouraged her to paint, which according to him was the only way to contain her anxieties.
Gradually the color disappeared and a feeling of rage or sadness invaded her work. From 2002, perhaps tired of painting only negative feelings, she has tried to express love instead.
Biographic information has been provided by Galerie Christian Berst.