Born in New Orleans, raised in South America and educated in Europe, Cassandra's work spans a 25-year career as a professional artist. Her work has been shown in galleries and museums across the USA and in Europe, is part of many corporate and private collections, and has received numerous awards including the "Best of the Bay "Award for her work with the Museum of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg.
She has published 5 books and participated in two group publications. She is a member of the National Association of Women Artists in New York and is listed in "Who's Who of American Women".
Cassandra lives and works in New Mexico. Her career began in Santa Fe in the late 70s and her oversized murals grace many walls. In Santa Fe, the Guadalupe Street Mural has become a cultural landmark.
"My work has always been a personal exploration of human emotions, capturing a moment in time, using structure and colors to create an alternate reality. I feel my work offers a high touch quality, giving the viewer the opportunity to be an active participant in the emotionality of the painting.
Recent work is a re-invention of myself, taking from the past, incorporating new elements and blending them to create a dream state of human emotions.
One thing I always try to convey in my work, no matter if the feeling of the paining is light or dark, is a sense of hope and an innate strength of character to overcome and go forward with life."