Although born and raised in France of Armenian parents, I came to the US long ago and have lived in California ever since.
I loved painting from a very young age but got discouraged by an unkind comment from someone I looked upon as an authority figure when I was 14. I then became an English language and literature teacher in France, then a French language and literature teacher in the U.S. I quit to raise two daughters and upon my return to the work force was forced to start a bottom level in business. Having made my way back up since then, I have now retired.
I recently rediscovered painting, thanks to a daughter who gave me an easel and canvases as a Christmas present a few years ago. I haven't stopped painting since then! I was obviously impressed by the Impressionist style which my highschool teacher favored also. I love and appreciate any style, however, that somehow 'speaks' to me.
Please see more of my works on Artbreak.com, Paintings I Love.com, Saatchi On Line, Artmesh.com, or check my website at www.artbyapro.com.
Madeleine Prochazka joined Pixels.com Licensing on September 4th, 2009.